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Crime without intent?

The criminal-intent, or mens rea, prerequisite for criminal conviction has been eroding of late, especially in white-collar crime cases. Trent England of Heritage and Overcriminalized.com thinks the insider trading conviction of computer executive John Cassese -- which a judge threw out, but which prosecutors on appeal are trying to reinstate -- exemplifies the problem. A longer write-up appears on Overcriminalized.com. Susanna Cornett comments.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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