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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 25 Apr 2015

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1 4,190 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 4,010 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 3,102 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 2,574 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 2,199 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 2,134 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 1,855 '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
8 1,716 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
9 1,698 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
10 2,099 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
24 Feb 2015 through 25 Apr 2015

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1 173 A Slow Motion Lynching? The War on Drugs, Mass Incarceration, Doing Kimbrough Justice, and a Response to Two Third Circuit Judges
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 2 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2015
2 145 Database Infamia: Exit from the Sex Offender Registries
Wayne A. Logan
Florida State University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
3 98 Eighth Amendment Presumptions: A Constitutional Framework for Curbing Mass Incarceration
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
4 97 Federal Sentencing 'Reform' Since 1984: The Awful as Enemy of the Good
Michael Tonry
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 29 Mar 2015
5 95 Life-with-Hope Sentencing: The Argument for Replacing Life-Without-Parole Sentences with Presumptive Life Sentences
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
6 95 Receptivity of Capital Jurors to Mitigating Factors of Mental Illness, Intellectual Disability, and Situational Impairments in Death Penalty Decisions: The Capital Trial Analyzed as a Mitigating 'Weight and Counterweight' to Premature Decisions and Pro-Death Bias
Leona Deborah Jochnowitz
Attorney Private Practice, Independent Researcher
Date posted to database: 24 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
7 86 Mandating Discretion: Juvenile Sentencing Schemes after Miller v. Alabama
Jennifer Breen and John Mills
Cornell University - Law School and Saint Louis University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
8 65 Hall v. Florida: The Supreme Court's Guidance in Implementing Atkins
James W. Ellis
University of New Mexico - School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2015
9 63 Miller v. Alabama and the Retroactivity of Proportionality Rules
Perry L. Moriearty
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 11 Apr 2015
10 60 Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial
Mary Kelly Tate
University of Richmond - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015





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