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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 Mar 2015

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1 4,156 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 3,819 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 3,088 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 2,514 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 2,170 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 2,126 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 2,051 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 1,832 '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 1,707 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 1,679 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 Jan 2015 through 31 Mar 2015

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1 157 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
2 136 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
3 135 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: 30 Mar 2015
4 128 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
5 120 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: 4 Mar 2015
6 91 Procedural Proportionality
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2015
7 89 What Caused the Crime Decline?
Oliver K. Roeder, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Julia Bowling, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Inimai M. Chettiar
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice, New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice
Date posted to database: 20 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 16 Mar 2015
8 88 Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill
David B. Kopel and Clayton E. Cramer
Independence Institute and College of Western Idaho
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 22 Mar 2015
9 83 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
10 71 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





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