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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 31 Jul 2014

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1 3,858 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 3,033 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 2,452 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 1,998 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
5 1,990 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 1,931 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 1,714 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 1,641 '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 1,598 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 1,527 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
1 Jun 2014 through 31 Jul 2014

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1 215 The Consequences of Error in Criminal Justice
Daniel Epps
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
2 76 Juries and Prior Convictions: Managing the Demise of the Prior Conviction Exception to Apprendi
Nancy J. King
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 28 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 9 Jul 2014
3 75 Ignoring Issues of Morality or Convicting the Innocent, Is Capital Punishment a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
Ronald J. Allen
Northwestern University Law School
Date posted to database: 7 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2014
4 73 Dangerous Diagnoses, Risky Assumptions, and the Failed Experiment of 'Sexually Violent Predator' Commitment
Deirdre M. Smith
University of Maine School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
5 66 Strict Liability Offenses, Incarceration, and the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause
Paul J. Larkin
The Heritage Foundation
Date posted to database: 30 May 2014
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2014
6 61 Managing Prisons by the Numbers: Using the Good-Time Laws and Risk-Needs Assessments to Manage the Federal Prison Population
Paul J. Larkin
The Heritage Foundation
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2014
7 60 What Is Criminal Restitution?
Cortney Lollar
University of Kentucky
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
8 58 Lethal Injection Secrecy and Eighth Amendment Due Process
Eric Berger
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2014
9 46 An NTSB for Capital Punishment
Adam M. Gershowitz
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
10 44 Into the Breach: The Case for Robust Noncapital Proportionality Review Under State Constitutions
Samuel Weiss
Harvard University - Law School - Alumni
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014





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