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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 23 Sep 2014

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1 3,893 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 3,045 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 2,681 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 2,074 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 2,041 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 1,984 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 1,746 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 1,670 '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 MĂ©tiers and Columbia University
Date posted to database: 5 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 1 Oct 2013
9 1,627 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 1,547 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Jul 2014 through 23 Sep 2014

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1 362 The Consequences of Error in Criminal Justice
Daniel Epps
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 9 Sep 2014
2 304 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
3 175 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
4 160 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
5 146 Moneyball Sentencing
Dawinder S. Sidhu
University of New Mexico - School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 2 Sep 2014
6 125 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
7 119 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
8 76 An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities?
John J. Donohue
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 24 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
9 76 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: 22 Sep 2014
10 69 How Prisoners’ Rights Lawyers are Preserving the Role of the Courts
Margo Schlanger
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 4 Sep 2014





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