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Think governments are creating more criminal offences than ever before? Think again.

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Stair building, University of Glasgow

It is widely assumed that the rate at which governments create criminal offences by legislation has increased significantly in recent years. The orthodox position in criminal law scholarship (and in news reports on criminalisation) is to treat this as established fact, but there is little if any empirical evidence to support the assumption. In a… Continue reading