Overcriminalization Study in The Detroit News

Gov. Rick Snyder's recommendations for reform reflect Mackinac Center recommendations

A joint study released earlier this year by the Mackinac Center and the Manhattan Institute discusses the problem of overcriminalization in Michigan. Michigan has more than 3,000 criminal statutes, making it difficult for the average citizen to know if their actions are illegal.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently introduced new plans to help reduce overcriminalization in Michigan, based on the Overcriminalization study. The Detroit News discussed these plans, as well as the study's role, in a recent editorial.

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