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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 May 2015

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1 4,233 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 4,224 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 3,110 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 3,043 Race, the War on Drugs, and the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction
Gabriel J. Chin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 May 2003
Last Revised: 14 Apr 2011
5 2,651 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 2,213 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 2,164 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 2,147 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
9 1,874 '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 Métiers and Columbia University
Date posted to database: 5 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 1 Oct 2013
10 1,721 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Mar 2015 through 25 May 2015

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1 187 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: 11 May 2015
2 172 Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea

Date posted to database: 8 May 2015
Last Revised: 8 May 2015
3 110 Residual Impact: Resentencing Implications of Johnson v. United States’ Potential Ruling on ACCA’s Constitutionality
Leah M Litman
Harvard University - Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 20 Apr 2015
4 105 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: 28 Apr 2015
5 101 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
6 95 Towards a Theory of Mitigation
Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 14 May 2015
Last Revised: 14 May 2015
7 78 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
8 73 Stop Blaming the Prosecutors: The Real Causes of Wrongful Convictions and Rightful Exonerations, and What Should Be Done to Fix Them
Charles E. MacLean, James Berles and Adam Lamparello
Indiana Tech Law School, Indiana Tech - Law School and Indiana Tech - Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 15 May 2015
9 70 Does the Death Penalty Require Death Row? The Harm of Legislative Silence
Marah Stith McLeod
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
10 59 Monitoring Youth: The Collision of Rights and Rehabilitation
Kate Weisburd
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law - Youth Defender Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015





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