Joshua Kleinfeld

Textual Rules in Criminal Statutes
Joshua Kleinfeld
Professor of Law and (by courtesy) Philosophy, Northwestern University.

Twenty years ago, Professor William Stuntz wrote an arti-cle, The Pathological Politics of Criminal Law, that has become a classic of the field. His thesis was that criminal law is beset by political problems (mostly collusive incentives) that cause it to steadily expand, with ever more statutes criminalizing ever more conduct, and punishing more harshly as well.