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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 26 Nov 2014

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1 3,964 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 3,104 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 3,064 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 2,235 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 2,075 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 2,043 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 1,850 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 1,726 '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 1,657 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 1,582 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
27 Sep 2014 through 26 Nov 2014

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1 141 Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 9 Oct 2014
2 128 Elevating Substance Over Procedure: The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama Under Teague v. Lane
Brandon Buskey and Daniel Korobkin
ACLU and ACLU of Michigan
Date posted to database: 14 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 14 Oct 2014
3 114 The Death Penalty: Should the Judge or the Jury Decide Who Dies?
Valerie P. Hans, John H. Blume, Theodore Eisenberg, Amelia Courtney Hritz, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Caisa E. Royer and Martin T. Wells
Cornell University - School of Law, Cornell Law School, Cornell University - Law School, Cornell University, Cornell Law School, Cornell University and Cornell University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2014
4 97 'I Expected It to Happen/I Knew He'd Lost Control': The Impact of PTSD on Criminal Sentencing after the Promulgation of DSM-5
Michael L. Perlin
New York Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 21 Nov 2014
5 96 Fifteen Years of Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Work: Three Constitutional Brushes
Daniel C. Richman
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2014
6 83 The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different?
Michael Meltsner
Northeastern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014
7 80 Under Pressure: The Hazards of Maintaining Innocence after Conviction
Daniel S. Medwed
Northeastern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
8 80 Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth
Tamar R. Birckhead
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 3 Nov 2014
9 78 How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View
Christopher Slobogin
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
10 70 Risk and Needs Assessment: Constitutional and Ethical Challenges
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Date posted to database: 7 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014





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