Saturday, November 21, 2009 - “Overcriminalization” : “Overcriminalization” describes the trend in America – and particularly in Congress – to use the criminal law to “solve” every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives. Criminal law is supposed to be used to redress only that conduct which society thinks deserving of the greatest punishment and moral sanction.

But as a result of rampant overcriminalization, trivial conduct is now often punished as a crime. Many criminal laws make it possible for the government to convict a person even if he acted without criminal intent (i.e., mens rea). Sentences have skyrocketed, particularly at the federal level.

This applies directly to the implementation of Adam Walsh Act laws, where legislators are applying the new laws retroactively to offenders who committed a crime years before the laws went into effect. Since our U.S. and State Constitutions forbid applying criminal penalties retroactively, these corrupt lawmakers argue that the laws are "civil" in nature, and not criminal. The facts are obviously contrary to this argument, however, as criminal penalties are applied to failure to properly follow all the new restrictions registration requirements.
(see Lesson: " Kennedy 7" Criteria ( Punitive vs. Civil ))

Legislation listed on includes the International Megan’s Law of 2009 and the Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2009