Benjamin Levin

University of Colorado Law School

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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
University of Colorado Law School
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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, prosecutors, progressive prosecutors, prosecutorial discretion, abolition

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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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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
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 571 (71,011)
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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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Guns and Drugs

84 Fordham Law Review 2173 (2016)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Sep 2021
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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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

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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

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
University of Colorado Law School
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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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
University of Colorado Law School
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Labor Law, Legal History, RICO, Conspiracy, Union Organizing

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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
University of Colorado Law School
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legal history, conspiracy law, criminal law, RICO, organized crime, organized labor, informal markets, political economy

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, abolition, expertise, policing, sentencing, technocracy

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal adjudication, policing, sentencing, criminal justice reform, race, judicial politics

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, abolition, decarceration, mass incarceration, overcriminalization, expressivism, victims’ rights, animal rights, carceral progressivism

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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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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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
University of Colorado Law School
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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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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
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, guilt, innocence, victims' rights, overcriminalization, law and order, cultural discourse