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Re: Growth of actions definded as crime. Which math formula?

At 2:00 9/6/95, Black Unicorn wrote:

>> If they guy would have gotten away before the new law was passed, it is a
>> new crime.
>This is very rare.  It's mostly in definitional cases, for example, where
>Extacy was just not defined as a controlled substance some years ago.
>Created crimes are few and far between.

Excurse my ignorance, but it just begs the question. Why then all the new
laws? Just to twist the penalty screw another turn?


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