Ronald F. Wright

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Professor of Law

P.O. Box 7206

Winston-Salem, NC 27109

United States

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Systematic Content Analysis of Judicial Opinions

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 913336, California Law Review, Vol. 96, 2008, 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2008
Mark A. Hall and Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Content analysis, empirical methods, epistemology, legal method

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Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines

Demleitner, Nora, Berman, Douglas, Miller, Marc, and Wright, Ronald, SENTENCING LAW AND POLICY: CASES, STATUTES, AND GUIDELINES, Aspen Publishers, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Sep 2005
Washington and Lee University, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal sentencing, criminal procedure, criminal justice, law and society

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The Political Economy of Up-Front Fees for Indigent Criminal Defense

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, 2006, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 237, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-19, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 27
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Ronald F. Wright and Wayne A. Logan
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Florida State University - College of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Defense Counsel, Crime Politics, Waiver of Counsel

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How Prosecutor Elections Fail Us

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1339939
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2009
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Prosecutorial Discretion, Prosecutor Elections, Criminal Procedure

Parity of Resources for Defense Counsel and the Reach of Public Choice Theory

Wake Forest Univ. Public Law Research Paper No. 04-02
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Mar 2004
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Defense Counsel, Legislation, Public Choice Theory, Remedies, Criminal Procedure

Parity of Resources for Defense Counsel and the Reach of Public Choice Theory

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 219, 2004
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Nov 2004
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Right to counsel, public choice theory, crime politics, judicial remedies, legislation, criminal procedure

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Trial Distortion and the End of Innocence in Federal Criminal Law

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-13
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 12 Apr 2005
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Acquittals, Guilty Pleas, Plea Bargaining, Prosecutors, Sentencing Guidelines

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The Cure for Young Prosecutors' Syndrome

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 1065, 2014, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-277, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2405137
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Ronald F. Wright and Kay Levine
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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The Sentencing Judge as Immigration Judge

Wake Forest Univ., Public Law Research Paper No. 02-15
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Sep 2002
Margaret H. Taylor and Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, Sentencing, Administrative Law

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Training for Bargaining

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 57, 2016, Forthcoming, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2015-13, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2651396
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2016
Jenny Roberts and Ronald F. Wright
American University - Washington College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Plea Bargaining, Plea Negotiations, Negotiation Theory

10.

Honesty and Opacity in Charge Bargaining

Wake Forest Univ. Public Law Research Paper No. 03-03
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Mar 2003
Ronald F. Wright and Marc L. Miller
Wake Forest University - School of Law and University of Arizona College of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Plea Bargaining, Prosecutors

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Federal Criminal Workload, Guilty Pleas, and Acquittals: Statistical Background

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
Downloads 263 (105,901)
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Criminal Procedure, Acquittals, Guilty Pleas, Sentencing

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The Effects of Depth and Distance in a Criminal Code on Charging, Sentencing, and Prosecutor Power

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 6, 2006, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 900622
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 May 2006
Ronald F. Wright and Rodney L. Engen
Wake Forest University - School of Law and North Carolina State University - Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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Criminal Procedure, Plea Bargaining, Prosecutors, Criminal Codes, Sentencing Guidelines

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The Invisible Revolution in Plea Bargaining: Managerial Judging and Judicial Participation in Negotiations

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 19 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 04 May 2017
Nancy J. King and Ronald F. Wright
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Plea negotiations, criminal law, felony mediation, managerial judging

14.

Counting the Cost of Sentencing in North Carolina, 1980-2000

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 19 Oct 2001
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal sentencing, criminal procedure, crime politics, North Carolina

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Prosecutor Risk, Maturation, and Wrongful Conviction Practice

Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-373
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Kay Levine and Ronald F. Wright
Emory University School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Mercenary Criminal Justice

University of Illinois Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 645, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2309093
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
Wayne A. Logan and Ronald F. Wright
Florida State University - College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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fees, costs, revenue generation

17.

Prosecution in 3-D

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 12-187, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2013540
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2012
Kay Levine and Ronald F. Wright
Emory University School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Three Strikes Legislation and Sentencing Commission Objectives

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Oct 1998
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Secret Police and the Mysterious Case of the Missing Tort Cases

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 04-16; Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-8
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Oct 2004
Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright
University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Civil Rights, Section 1983, Police Misconduct, Remedies

20.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Moneyball: A Demonstration Project

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2190570
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Ronald F. Wright and Ralph A. Peeples
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Criminal Defense, Criminal Adjudication, Professional Development, Negotiation

21.

The Worldwide Accountability Deficit for Prosecutors

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1699266, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 10-39
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Oct 2010
Ronald F. Wright and Marc L. Miller
Wake Forest University - School of Law and University of Arizona College of Law
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The Jury Sunshine Project: Jury Selection Data as a Political Issue

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, No. 4, 2018
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Ronald F. Wright, Kami Chavis and Gregory Scott Parks
Wake Forest University - School of Law, Wake Forest University Law School and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Jury Selection, State Courts, Criminal Trials, Empirical

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Dead Wrong

Utah Law Review, Vol. 2008 , Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1076823, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 07-33
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Dec 2007
Ronald F. Wright and Marc L. Miller
Wake Forest University - School of Law and University of Arizona College of Law
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Prosecution, Criminal Sentencing, Prosecutorial Discretion, Innocence Movement, Plea Bargaining

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Sentencing Commissions as Provocateurs of Prosecutor Self-Regulation

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-04
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Feb 2005
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Sentencing, Sentencing Commissions, Prosecutors, Prosecutor Guidelines, Sentencing Guidelines

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The Black Box

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 94, 2008, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 08-20, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1264010
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Sep 2008
Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright
University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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prosecutorial discretion, prosecutor, external legal regulation, internal legal regulation, social norms

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Counting Cases About Milk, Our 'Most Nearly Perfect Food,' 1860-1940

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Nov 2001
Ronald F. Wright and Paul Huck
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Regulatory crime, white collar crime, Progressive Era, legal history

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The Screening/Bargaining Tradeoff

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 29, October 2002, Wake Forest University Public Law Research Paper No. 02-8
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 03 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 10 May 2012
Ronald F. Wright and Marc L. Miller
Wake Forest University - School of Law and University of Arizona College of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Plea Bargaining, Prosecutors

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Padilla and The Delivery of Integrated Criminal Defense

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 58, 2011, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1804207
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 May 2011
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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29.

Evidence Laundering in a Post-Herring World

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 106, No. 4, 2017, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-328, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 181
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 17 May 2017
Kay Levine, Jenia Iontcheva Turner and Ronald F. Wright
Emory University School of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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exclusionary rule, evidence, criminal procedure, Herring v. United States, Fourth Amendment, good faith, comparative criminal procedure, balancing

30.

How the Supreme Court Delivers Fire and Ice to State Criminal Justice

Wake Forest Univ., Public Law Research Paper No. 02-7
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Sep 2002
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Justice, Warren Court, Rehnquist Court, Federalism

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Mexican Drug Violence and Adversarial Experiments

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1481263
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Oct 2009
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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The Power of Bureaucracy in the Response to Blakely and Booker

Houston Law Review, 2006, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 885513
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Feb 2006
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Sentencing, Sentencing Commissions, Crime Politics

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The Abruptness of Acton

Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 36, P. 401, 2000
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Oct 2000
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Leaky Floors: State Law Below Federal Constitutional Limits

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 227, 2008, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Apr 2008
Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright
University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Federalism, Constitutional Interpretation, Independence, Cheating, Habeas corpus, Judicial review

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Public Defender Elections and Popular Control Over Criminal Justice

Missouri Law Review, Symposium, 2010, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1591008
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Apr 2010
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Public defenders, prosecutors, elections, judicial elections, adversarial system, voter behavior

36.

Charge Movement and Theories of Prosecutors

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1034219
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Dec 2007
Ronald F. Wright and Rodney L. Engen
Wake Forest University - School of Law and North Carolina State University - Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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Prosecutors, Plea Bargaining, Charge Bargaining, Sentencing

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The Future of the Administrative Presidency: Turning Administrative Law Inside-Out

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1738491
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Jan 2011
Sidney A. Shapiro and Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Prosecutorial Guidelines and the New Terrain in New Jersey

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-14
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 May 2005
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Prosecutorial Discretion, Charging, Plea Bargaining, Prosecutorial Guidelines

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The Wisdom We Have Lost: Sentencing Information and its Uses

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 58, 2005, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-23, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-35
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Oct 2005
Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright
University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Sentencing, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, Federalism

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Images and Allusions in Prosecutors’ Morality Tales

Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, Volume 5, Issue 1, Number 38, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-433, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 May 2017
Kay Levine and Ronald F. Wright
Emory University School of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Law and Procedure

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Your Cheatin' Heart(Land): The Long Search for Administrative Sentencing Justice

Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 226, 1999
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 08 May 2000
Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright
University of Arizona College of Law and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Sentencing, Criminal Procedure, Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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Managerial Judging and Judicial Plea Negotiations: Further Evidence

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 May 2017
Nancy J. King and Ronald F. Wright
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Criminal Procedure, Plea Negotiations, Judicial Behavior

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Getting beyond Superheroes versus Trojan Horses: Career Motivations of State Court Prosecutors

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Aug 2017
Ronald F. Wright and Kay Levine
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Prosecutors, Legal Profession, Community Prosecution

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Place Matters in Prosecution

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 14, No. 675, 2017, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-432, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 May 2017 Last Revised: 22 May 2017
Ronald F. Wright and Kay Levine
Wake Forest University - School of Law and Emory University School of Law
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Criminal Law and Procedure

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Prosecutors, Flying Blind and Flying Solo

Chapter in Academy for Justice: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming) , Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Jun 2017
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Prosecutors, Crime Politics, Community Prosecution

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Portable Minimalism in Sentencing Politics

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, 2011, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1853322
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 May 2011
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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Fragmented Users of Crime Predictions

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2009, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1701110
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Nov 2010
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
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