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Corrections & Sentencing Law & Policy eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 24 Oct 2014

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1 3,922 Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? The Relevance of Life-Life Tradeoffs
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 12 May 2005
2 3,055 Does Capital Punishment Have a Deterrent Effect? New Evidence from Post-Moratorium Panel Data
Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Paul H. Rubin and Joanna Shepherd
Emory University - Department of Economics, Emory University - Department of Economics and Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2007
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2007
3 2,864 Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases
Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 14 Sep 2012
4 2,139 Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences
M. Marit Rehavi and Sonja B. Starr
University of British Columbia and University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2012
Last Revised: 2 Jun 2012
5 2,056 Evidence-Based Sentencing and the Scientific Rationalization of Discrimination
Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2013
Last Revised: 10 Sep 2013
6 1,563 Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow
James Forman
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 2011
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
7 1,638 Sorting Guilty Minds
Francis X. Shen, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, Joshua D. Greene and Rene Marois
University of Minnesota Law School, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
Date posted to database: 24 Feb 2011
Last Revised: 5 May 2014
8 2,014 Brain Imaging for Legal Thinkers: A Guide for the Perplexed
Owen D. Jones, Joshua Buckholtz, Jeffrey D. Schall and Rene Marois
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Neuroscience Program, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2010
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2010
9 1,792 Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Some Further Thoughts and Additional Evidence
Isaac Ehrlich
State University of New York at Buffalo - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2007
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2007
10 1,699 'Becker on Ewald on Foucault on Becker': American Neoliberalism and Michel Foucault's 1979 'Birth of Biopolitics' Lectures
Gary S. Becker, Francois Ewald and Bernard E. Harcourt
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Conservatoire National des Arts et M├ętiers and Columbia University
Date posted to database: 5 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 1 Oct 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Aug 2014 through 24 Oct 2014

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1 360 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion
Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
2 185 Waking the Furman Giant
Sam Kamin and Justin F. Marceau
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
3 178 Rebellion: The Courts of Appeals' Latest Anti-Booker Backlash
Alison Siegler
University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
4 142 Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v. Florida and the Possibility of a 'Scientific Stare Decisis'
Christopher Slobogin
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
5 132 Restructuring Clemency: The Cost of Ignoring Clemency and a Plan for Renewal
Rachel E. Barkow and Mark William Osler
New York University School of Law and University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
Date posted to database: 14 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 5 Sep 2014
6 121 Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 9 Oct 2014
7 109 Misdemeanor Decriminalization
Alexandra Natapoff
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 10 Sep 2014
8 97 Reducing Guilty Pleas Through Exoneree Compensations
Murat C. Mungan and Jonathan Klick
Florida State University - College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 3 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 26 Sep 2014
9 88 Foreword: The Death Penalty in Decline: From Colonial America to the Present
John D. Bessler
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
10 87 Fifteen Years of Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Work: Three Constitutional Brushes
Daniel C. Richman
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 5 Oct 2014





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