Criminalization without Representation

Release Date
March 24, 2017


Criminal Justice Justice Liberty Politics & Policy Regulations

Criminalization without representation is what happens when unelected officials use regulation to effectively create criminal laws — 295,000 of them. This video was created in partnership with the Manhattan Institute. Learn more about their work on overcriminalization.

    1. Let’s End Criminalization Without Representation (article): The Manhattan Institute’s James Copland and Rafael Mangual argue that law making should be part of the political process again 
    2. Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large?: Professor Dan D’Amico argues that the war on drugs has caused the U.S. prison population to grow so large 
    3. I Can’t Breathe: How to Reduce Police Brutality (video): Professor Ilya Somin argues that limiting the number of laws on the books would help counteract police brutality by decreasing the number of interactions between police and civilians