Carolina Journal Radio

Lawmakers call for new index of N.C. crimes

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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 789: Legislators unanimously approved a bill that will lead to an index of North Carolina’s crimes. Supporters hope the proposal marks the first step toward a complete rewrite of the state’s criminal code. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, assesses the significance of the new legislation. Guze explains why the state needs to take account of all crimes listed in the General Statutes, as well as those created by state agencies, local governments, and regulatory boards.