Benjamin Levin

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Professor of Law

1 Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

What's Wrong with Police Unions?

120 Columbia Law Review 1333 (2020), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-1
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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policing, police unions, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, policing reform, labor law, unions, race, police abolition, abolition, public sector unions

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The Consensus Myth in Criminal Justice Reform

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-17
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminology, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, race, overcriminalization, mass incarceration, neoliberalism, legal theory, theories of punishment, prisons

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Imagining the Progressive Prosecutor

105 Minnesota Law Review 1415 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-7
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, prosecutors, progressive prosecutors, prosecutorial discretion, abolition

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Criminal Employment Law

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-05, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-5
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, collateral consequences, sentencing, employment law, tort law, employment discrimination, theories of punishment, privatization, negligent hiring, ban the box, employee conduct policies, privacy, reentry, racial discrimination

5.

Mens Rea Reform and Its Discontents

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-2
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, mens rea, mens rea reform, overcriminalization, mass incarceration, statutory interpretation, strict liability, prosecutorial discretion, race, white collar crime, corporate crime, theories of punishment

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A Defensible Defense?: Reexamining Castle Doctrine Statutes

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 47, No. 2, p. 523, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense, Criminal Law, Criminalization, Cultural Discourse, Legal History, Race, Victims' Rights, Stand Your Ground

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Criminal Law in Crisis

Colorado Law Review Forum (Forthcoming), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-19
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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COVID-19, coronavirus, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, abolition, prisons, jails, pretrial detention, sentencing

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Wage Theft Criminalization

54 UC Davis Law Review 1429 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-46
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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wage theft, criminal law, criminal justice, employment law, abolition, criminal justice reform, white-collar crime, mass incarceration, work law, progressivism, theories of punishment, legal theory

9.

Guns and Drugs

84 Fordham Law Review 2173 (2016)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, War on Drugs, guns, ACCA, mass incarceration, mandatory minimum sentencing, possession crimes, stop and frisk, policing, race, gun control, Second Amendment, gun violence, violent crime

10.

Criminal Law Exceptionalism

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-14
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 May 2022 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2022
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, abolition, criminal justice reform, decriminalization, legal theory, race and the law, theories of the state, theories of punishment

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Rethinking the Boundaries of 'Criminal Justice' (Book Review)

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminology, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice system, criminal punishment, prisons, dignity, miserology, race, inequality, criminal justice reform, collateral consequences

12.

Redistributing Justice

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-11
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Jan 2024 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2024
Benjamin Levin and Kate Levine
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, policing, criminal justice reform, abolition, legal theory, theories of punishment, hate crimes, economic crime, wage theft, police misconduct, police violence, gender-based violence, race and crime, progressivism

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Made in the USA: Corporate Responsibility and Collective Identity in the American Automotive Industry

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 821, 2012
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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corporations, shareholder primacy, advertising, cultural studies, fordism, automotive industry, Americanism, globalization, situationism

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Blue-Collar Crime: Conspiracy, Organized Labor, and the Anti-Union Civil RICO Claim

Albany Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 1, p. 559, 2012
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 01 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Labor Law, Legal History, RICO, Conspiracy, Union Organizing

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After the Criminal Justice System

98 Washington Law Review 899 (2023), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-6
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2023
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice system, criminal legal system, criminal system, prison industrial complex, criminal punishment system, carceral state, criminal justice reform, abolition, legal theory, law and humanities

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Criminal Labor Law

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 2016, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 15-19
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, labor law, RICO, Taft Hartley, unions, union organizing, overcriminalization, conspiracy law, labor conspiracies, labor history

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American Gangsters: RICO, Criminal Syndicates, and Conspiracy Law as Market Control

Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 105, 2013
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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legal history, conspiracy law, criminal law, RICO, organized crime, organized labor, informal markets, political economy

18.

Criminal Justice Expertise

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-2
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2022
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, abolition, expertise, policing, sentencing, technocracy

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Criminal Law Minimalisms

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Mar 2024 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2024
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, criminal law minimalism, penal minimalism, abolition, policing, overcriminalization, penal theory, theories of punishment, social control, carceral state, penal state

20.

Carceral Progressivism and Animal Victims

Carceral Logics: Human Incarceration and Animal Confinement (Lori Gruen & Justin Marceau, eds.) (Cambridge University Press 2021 Forthcoming), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-25
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, abolition, decarceration, mass incarceration, overcriminalization, expressivism, victims’ rights, animal rights, carceral progressivism

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Values and Assumptions in Criminal Adjudication

Harvard Law Review Forum (2016), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 16-41
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal adjudication, policing, sentencing, criminal justice reform, race, judicial politics

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Inmates for Rent, Sovereignty for Sale: The Global Prison Market

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Belgium, Netherlands, prisons, criminal law, sentencing, theories of punishment, globalization, international trade, prison labor, convict leasing, mass incarceration, prison litigation, prison transfers, prison overcrowding, prison conditions

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'Progressive' Prosecutors and 'Proper' Punishments

The Oxford Handbook on Sentencing (Ryan King & Michael Light, eds.) (Oxford University Press), Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Nov 2023 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2024
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, sentencing, prosecutors, progressive prosecutors, abolition, legal theory

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Decarceration and Default Mental States

53 Arizona State Law Journal 747 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-51
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2022
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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mens rea reform, criminal justice reform, abolition, criminal law, criminal justice, strict liability, white-collar crime, progressivism, right on crime, theories of punishment

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Prosecuting the Crisis

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2023
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, abolition, prosecutors, progressive prosecutors, governing through crime

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Victims' Rights Revisited

13 Calif. L. Rev. Online 30, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23-3
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2023
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, abolition, prosecutors, victims' rights

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De-Naturalizing Criminal Law: Of Public Perceptions and Procedural Protections

Albany Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 1777 (2012/13)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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criminal law, guilt, innocence, victims' rights, overcriminalization, law and order, cultural discourse