Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Why Prosecutors Hate New Crimes

New crimes have been popping up across America in recent years. Do prosecutors welcome these additions and extra charges or do the new crimes plague the daily life of a criminal attorney? If criminal prosecutors do not support adding criminal offenses to the law, who initiates new regulations and sustains them throughout the legislative process? Kyle Graham, a Deputy District Attorney in Mono County, California argues that prosecutors are not responsible for creating new crimes and in fact, do not welcome new offenses. His article explains Why Prosecutors Hate New Crimes.



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