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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 28 Feb 2015

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1 4,058 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 3,520 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
3 3,081 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
4 2,457 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 2,137 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
6 2,118 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
7 1,963 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
8 1,811 '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
9 1,695 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
10 1,647 Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow
James Forman, Jr.
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 2011
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Dec 2014 through 28 Feb 2015

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1 160 A Tale of Two (and Possibly Three) Atkins: Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment Twelve Years after The Supreme Court's Creation of a Categorical Bar
John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Paul Marcus and Emily C. Paavola
Cornell Law School, Cornell Law School, William & Mary Law School and Cornell Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 21 Jan 2015
2 134 Regulating Sexual Harm: Strangers, Intimates, and Social Institutional Reform
Allegra M. McLeod
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 18 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 30 Dec 2014
3 115 Back to the Future: The Influence of Criminal History on Risk Assessment
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
4 110 Parole Release Hearings: The Fallacy of Discretion
R. Kyle Alagood
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Students
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 15 Feb 2015
5 106 Sentencing Rules and Standards: How We Decide Criminal Punishment
Jacob Schuman
Harvard University - Law School - Alumni
Date posted to database: 7 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
6 104 Idea: No Execution If Four Justices Object
Eric M. Freedman
Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
7 102 The Proposed Capital Penalty Phase Rules of Evidence
David McCord and Mark W. Bennett
Drake University Law School and Independent
Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
8 84 The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prisons
Malcolm M Feeley
University of California, Berkeley
Date posted to database: 21 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
9 78 Moving Forward on Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence: An Ongoing Process to Facilitate the Therapeutic Design and Application of the Law
David B. Wexler
University of Puerto Rico - School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 16 Feb 2015
10 77 Emotion, Authority, and Death: (Raced) Negotiations in Mock Capital Jury Deliberations
Mona Lynch and Craig Haney
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Psychology
Date posted to database: 24 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 27 Jan 2015





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