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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 17 Apr 2014

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1 3,740 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 3,003 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 1,959 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
4 1,861 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
5 1,853 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
6 1,812 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
7 1,605 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 1,517 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: 14 Nov 2011
9 1,490 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
10 1,421 Banishment By a Thousand Laws: Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders
Corey Rayburn Yung
University of Kansas School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Jan 2007
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2008

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
16 Feb 2014 through 17 Apr 2014

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1 263 Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution?
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2014
2 211 The Illusory Eighth Amendment
John F. Stinneford
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
3 145 'Furiosus Solo Furore Punitur': Should Mentally Ill Capital Offenders Be Categorically Exempt from the Death Penalty?
Emily E. Randolph
University of Mississippi - School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2014
4 138 Shadow Sentencing: The Imposition of Supervised Release
Christine S. Scott-Hayward
California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management
Date posted to database: 21 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2014
5 133 Sentencing and Prior Convictions: The Past, the Future, and the End of the Prior Conviction Exception to Apprendi
Nancy J. King
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2014
6 131 The New Jim Crow? Recovering the Progressive Origins of Mass Incarceration
Anders Walker
Saint Louis University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2014
7 119 The Banality of Wrongful Executions
Brandon L. Garrett
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 19 Feb 2014
8 108 Motivation Matters: Guideline 10.13 and Other Mechanisms for Preventing Lawyers from Surrendering to Self-Interest in Responding to Allegations of Ineffective Assistance in Death Penalty Cases
Tigran Eldred
New England Law | Boston
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 5 Mar 2014
9 105 Adventures in Risk: Predicting Violent and Sexual Recidivism in Sentencing Law
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
10 91 Banning the Bing: Why Extreme Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and Far Too Usual Punishment
Elizabeth Bennion
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014





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