Hit & Run

A. Barton Hinkle on the Rising Cost of Felony Creep

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U.S. Marshals Service

Government has a natural tendency to grow, and must be pared back regularly if it is to be held in check. For evidence of this, look no further than the explosion of over-criminalization in this country. Thanks to the vast growth of the criminal code at both the federal and state levels, you have probably committed a felony in recent days and don't even know it. In his latest column, A. Barton Hinkle calculates the rising cost of felony creep.