The United States has an overcriminalization problem. On this much, Americans agree. In 2014 one in 163 Americans served time in prisons (23). When we account for all supervised persons as well (parole and probation), then the numbers become even more acute: “one in thirty-five Americans” serve within the USA correctional system (23).
While many agree on the problem of overcriminalization, the solution to this obstacle does not enjoy the same kind of consensus. Hence, Anthony Bradley has written Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration to define the problem and to provide solutions.