Michael M. O'Hear

Marquette University - Law School

Professor of Law

Sensenbrenner Hall

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (58)

1.

Plea Bargaining and Procedural Justice

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 23 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 830 (31,110)
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plea bargaining, procedural justice, social psychology

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Rethinking Drug Courts: Restorative Justice as a Response to Racial Injustice

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 818 (31,731)

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drug courts, restorative justice

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Beyond Rehabilitation: A New Theory of Indeterminate Sentencing

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 1247, 2011
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 633 (44,883)

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Sentencing, Indeterminate Sentencing, Parole, Retributivism, Punishment Theory

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Plea Bargaining and Victims: From Consultation to Guidelines

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 550 (53,728)

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plea bargaining, victims' rights, procedural justice, mandatory consultation, guidelines

5.

The Second Chance Act and the Future of Reentry Reform

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 489 (62,374)

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prisoner reentry, Second Chance Act, reentry, recidivism

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The Duty to Avoid Disparity: Implementing 18 U.S.C. Section 3553(A)(6) after Booker

McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 329 (99,354)

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federal sentencing, sentencing guidelines, disparity, booker, 18 U.S.C. 3553(a)

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Public Attitudes toward Punishment, Rehabilitation, and Reform: Lessons from the Marquette Law School Poll

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Oct 2016
Michael M. O'Hear and Darren Wheelock
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Downloads 247 (134,753)

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Rehabilitation, Criminal Law, Reform, Survey, Poll, Public Opinion

8.

Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing, Eighth Amendment, life without parole, adult offender

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Randomization in Criminal Justice: A Criminal Law Conversation

CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Robinson, Ferzan and Garvey, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Columbia University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Marquette University - Law School and Brooklyn Law School
Downloads 240 (138,611)
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punishment, punishment theory, randomization, randomness, chance, luck, lottery, penal lottery, detection lotteries, incapacitation, deterrence, just punishment, moral luck, attempt liability, criminal law, criminal justice, critical theory

10.

Is Restorative Justice Compatible with Sentencing Uniformity?

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 01 May 2015
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 218 (152,156)

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sentencing, restorative justice, criminal law

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The Original Intent of Uniformity in Federal Sentencing

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 218 (152,156)

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Sentencing, sentencing guidelines, Marvin Frankel, sentencing commission

12.

Solving the Good-Time Puzzle: Why Following the Rules Should Get You Out of Prison Early

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2012, Issue 1
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 216 (153,423)

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good-time, post-sentencing, atonement

13.

Mass Incarceration in Three Midwestern States: Origins and Trends

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 195 (168,804)

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prisoners, states, trends, criminal law

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Dispute Resolution in Criminal Law

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Dec 2007
Michael M. O'Hear and Andrea Kupfer Schneider
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 185 (176,961)

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dispute resolution, plea bargaining, criminal law

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The End of Bordenkircher: Extending the Logic of Apprendi to Plea Bargaining

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 84, 2006
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2016
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 160 (200,781)

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consequentialism, formalism, Apprendi, Bordenkircher

16.

Explaining Sentences

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 158 (202,888)

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Booker, sentencing, sentencing guidelines, explanation, cognitive biases, procedural justice

17.

Victims and Criminal Justice: What's Next?

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 83, December 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward 'Truth in Sentencing'

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 2, p. 257
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2016
Michael M. O'Hear and Darren Wheelock
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Downloads 146 (216,662)

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criminal law, truth in sentencing, imprisonment, policy, public opinion

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Perpetual Panic

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 142 (221,521)

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sex crimes, sentencing, sex offender, moral panic

20.

Violent Crime and Punitiveness: An Empirical Study of Public Opinion

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Aug 2019
Michael M. O'Hear and Darren Wheelock
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Downloads 141 (222,801)

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violent crime, punitiveness, public opinion, public attitudes

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A New Federal Sentencing Guideline for Environmental Crimes

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 341, 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 139 (225,395)

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sentencing, guidelines, environmental crime

22.

Federalism and Drug Control

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2004
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 25 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 134 (232,030)

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drug policy, drug control, federalism, states, local government, decentralization

23.

Appellate Review of Sentence Explanations: Learning from the Wisconsin and Federal Experiences

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 129 (238,964)

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sentencing, appellate, explanation review,

24.

The Beginning of the End for Life Without Parole?

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 128 (240,411)

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parole, sentencing, life sentence

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Punishment, Democracy, and Victims

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 1, October 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 Dec 2006
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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Restorative Justice: Dangers of the Big Tent

CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Paul H. Robinson et al. eds., 2009
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Aug 2009
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 115 (260,246)

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restorative justice, punishment, sentencing

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Sentencing the Green-Collar Offender: Punishment, Culpability, and Environmental Crime

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 95, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 145 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal law, sentencing,environmental law, environmental sentencing, Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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Faith, Justice, and the Teaching of Criminal Procedure

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 1, p. 87, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 May 2006 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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Blue-Collar Crimes/White-Collar Criminals: Sentencing Elite Athletes Who Commit Violent Crimes

Marquette Sports Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 109 (270,357)

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criminal law, sports, athletes, sentencing

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Third-Class Citizenship: The Escalating Legal Consequences of Committing a 'Violent' Crime

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 109, No. 2 (2019)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2019
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 94 (298,437)

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criminal law, conviction, violent crime, criminal process, collateral consequences, sentences, sentencing

31.

Restitution as a Penal Aim

Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Gerben Bruinsma & David Weisburd eds., Springer, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 90 (306,692)

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restitution, sentencing, punishment, criminal justice

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What's Good about Trials?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, Vol. 156, p. 209, 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Dec 2007
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 90 (306,692)

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plea bargaining, criminal justice, trials

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Appellate Review of Sentences: Reconsidering Deference

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 51, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2010
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 89 (308,927)

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sentencing, deference, appellate, localization

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(The History of) Criminal Justice as a Morality Play (Book Review)

University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, Vol. 161, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 88 (311,200)

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criminal justice system, moral values, socioeconomic status, Machinery of Criminal Justice

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National Uniformity/Local Uniformity: Reconsidering the Use of Departures to Reduce Federal-State Sentencing Disparities

Iowa Law Review, Volume 87, No. 2, March 2002
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Nov 2003
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Departures, Sentencing Laws, Federal-state Disparities

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Managing the Risk of Violent Recidivism: Lessons From Legal Responses to Sexual Offenses

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 1
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2020
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, violent crimes, sexual offenses, recidivism, violent recidivism, sexual offender, sexually violent predator, convictions, risk

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Bypassing Habeas: The Right to Effective Assistance Requires Earlier Supreme Court Intervention in Cases of Attorney Incompetence

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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effective assistance of counsel, ineffective assistance, habeas corpus, Sixth Amendment

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Justice Reinvestment and the State of State Sentencing Reform

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Nov 2016
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 70 (355,718)
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Sentencing, Reform, Justice Reinvestment, JRI, Sentencing Policy, Sentencing Politics,Criminal Justice, Incarceration

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Sentencing Commissions

Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Gerben Bruinsma & David Weisburd eds., Springer, 2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing commissions, sentencing guidelines, criminal justice, Marvin E. Frankel, United States Sentencing Commission

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Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing, criminal law, good conduct, early release, parole, truth in sentencing

41.

Criminal Appeals: Past, Present, and Future

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 340, 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Chad M. Oldfather and Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School and Marquette University - Law School
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appeals, criminal appeals, judges, appellate process

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Guidelines Simplification: Still an Urgent Priority Post-Booker

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2008
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 61 (382,007)

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sentencing, sentencing guidelines, guidelines, booker

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Bark and Bite: The Environmental Sentencing Guidelines after Booker

Utah Law Review, Vol. 2009, No. 4
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing guidelines, environmental crimes, booker

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Remorse, Cooperation, and 'Acceptance of Responsibility': The Structure, Implementation, and Reform of Section 3E1.1 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1997
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal law, sentencing, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, post-offense

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Cunningham: Why Federal Practitioners and Policy-Makers Should Pay Attention

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 260, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 15 May 2006
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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Not So Sweet: Questions Raised by Sixteen Years of the PLRA and AEDPA

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 24, No. 4, April 2012
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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habeas corpus, prisoner-rights, constitutional rights, criminal, sentences, AEDPA, PLRA

47.

Wisconsin Sentencing in the Walker Era: Mass Incarceration as the New Normal

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 55 (401,623)

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criminal law, sentencing, Wisconsin, prisons, imprisonment

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Let the People Speak: Notice and Comment Rulemaking (Lessons from the Controversial New Source Review Proposal of the Clean Air Act)

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 34, p. 10115, 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Dec 2011
University of Houston Law Center, University of Colorado Law School, Marquette University - Law School and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
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administrative law, environment, clean air act, rulemaking, notice and comment, administrative procedures act, section 553, new source review, nsr

49.

Early Release for Prisoners Convicted of Violent Crimes: Can Anyone Escape the Incapacitation-Retribution Catch-22?

Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 30 Aug 2019
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal justice reform, imprisonment, prison, violent crimes, violence offenses, incapacitation

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Yes to Nondiscrimination, No to New Forms of Criminal Liability: A Response to Collins, Leib, and Markel

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 89, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Sep 2008
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal law

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Two Cheers for the New Paradigm

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 Jan 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal justice, prosecution, policies, liberty, sentences, sentencing, Department of Justice

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Statutory Interpretation and Direct Democracy: Lessons from the Drug Treatment Initiatives

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing, ballot initiatives, voter-made law, drug offenders, drug crimes, interpretation

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Disentangling the Relationship Between Race and Attitudes Toward the Police: Police Contact, Perceptions of Safety and Procedural Justice

Crime & Delinquency, November 2018
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Dec 2018
Darren Wheelock, Meghan Stroshine and Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University - Department of Social and Cultural Sciences and Marquette University - Law School
Downloads 32 (494,227)

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racial minorities, satisfaction with police, procedural justice, quantitative

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Actuarial Risk Assessment at Sentencing: Potential Consequences for Mass Incarceration and Legitimacy

Behavioral Science and the Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal justice, incarceration, sentencing, criminal justice

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Mass Incarceration in the Heartland: Midwestern States Struggle to Tame Historically High Prison Populations

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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criminal law, sentencing, Midwest, prisons, imprisonment

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The Myth of Uniformity

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 249, 2005
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing, criminal law, guidelines

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Violent Crime and Media Coverage in One City: A Statistical Snapshot

Marquette Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Apr 2020
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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crime, media, violent crime, empirical, crime coverage

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Localization and Transparency in Sentencing: Reflections on the New Early Disposition Departure

Hamline Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 357, 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2014
Michael M. O'Hear
Marquette University - Law School
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sentencing, Sentencing Guidelines, localization, early disposition, fast-track