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Treating Kids Right
(Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, 1999)
The concept of amenability to treatment is, in theory, at the core of juvenile delinquency jurisprudence. From its inception as an entity separate from the adult criminal court, the juvenile court was meant to focus on the ...
Lessons From Inquisitorialism
(Southern California Law Review, 2014)
The adversarial system as it is implemented in the United States is a significant cause of wrongful convictions, wrongful acquittals and “wrongful” sentences. Empirical evidence suggests that a hybrid inquisitorial regime ...
Why Crime Severity Analysis is Not Reasonable
(Iowa Law Review Bulletin, 2012)
effrey Bellin’s article, Crime Severity Distinctions and the Fourth Amendment: Reassessing Reasonableness in a Changing World, argues that the severity of the crime under investigation ought to be taken into account ...
How and Why is the American Punishment System "Exceptional"?
(The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), 2018-04-24)
Anyone interested in American criminal justice has to wonder why we have so many more people in prison—in absolute as well as relative terms—than the western half of the European continent, the part of the world most readily ...
Locking Up Our Own
(The Journal of Things We Like, 2017)
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America is a look at the recent history of African-American attitudes toward crime. In many ways the book is a codicil to Michelle Alexander’s well-known work, The New Jim ...