Douglas A. Berman

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law

55 West 12th Street

Columbus, OH 43210

United States

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1.

Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines

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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Leveraging Marijuana Reform to Enhance Expungement Practices

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 444, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, April 2018, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 30, 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2022
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Baze-D and Confused: What's the Deal with Lethal Injection?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, January 2008
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2008
Alison J. Nathan and Douglas A. Berman
Fordham University School of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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death penalty, Baze, lethal injection, execution, Supreme Court

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Re-Balancing Fitness, Fairness, and Finality for Sentences

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 243
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 May 2014
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentencing, finality

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Towards a Theory of Mitigation

96 B.U. L. Rev. 161 (2016) , Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 297, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No.118
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2023
Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman
University of North Carolina School of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentencing, criminal law, punishment, mitigation

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Documenting the Challenges (and Documents) As Ohio Courts Respond to COVID-19

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 541, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, 2020
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Jana Hrdinova, Douglas A. Berman, Mark Pauley and Dexter Ridgway
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) and Ohio State University (OSU)
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COVID-19, coronavirus, judicial branch, COVID response by judiciary, emergency court orders, response to incarcerated populations during pandemic, courts changes to operations

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Scholarship in Action: The Power, Possibilities, and Pitfalls for Law Professor Blogs

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 65, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper No. 43, Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Apr 2006
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Engaging Capital Emotions

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 102, P. 355, 2008, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-21, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 113
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 May 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
Douglas A. Berman and Stephanos Bibas
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 306 (178,532)
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death penalty, capital punishment, emotions, Kennedy v. Louisiana, Eighth Amendment, child rape, innocence, wrongful conviction, exoneration, deterrence, justice, mercy

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Making Sentencing Sensible

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 4, 2006, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 06-42
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Oct 2006
Douglas A. Berman and Stephanos Bibas
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 291 (188,252)
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Criminal Law and Procedure, Sentencing, Guidelines, Experimentation

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Struggling Through the Pandemic: Cannabis Social Equity During COVID-19

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Douglas A. Berman, Jana Hrdinova, Mark Pauley and Dexter Ridgway
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students, Ohio State University (OSU) and Ohio State University (OSU)
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Cannabis industry, social equity programs, COVID-19 impact on business, small businesses, minority-owned businesses, marijuana legalization and reform

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Foreword: Beyond Blakely and Booker: Pondering Modern Sentencing Process

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2005
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Apprendi, Booker, Fanfan, Blakely, sentence, due process

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A More Perfect System: Distinguishing Offense Conduct and Offender Characteristics

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 58, 2005, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 44, OSU Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper Series No. 30
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Blakely, Fanfan, Apprendi

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The Heart Has its Value: The Death Penalty's Justifiable Persistence

Douglas A. Berman and Stephanos Bibas, "The Heart Has Its Value: The Death Penalty's Justifiable Persistence," in Robinson, Ferzan & Garvey, eds., Criminal Law Conversations, 2009, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-35, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 114
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2009
Douglas A. Berman and Stephanos Bibas
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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criminal justice, criminal procedure, capital punishment, death penalty, emotion, capital emotions

14.

Ensuring Marijuana Reform Is Effective Criminal Justice Reform

52 Ariz. St. L.J. 741 (2020) , Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 594
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2023
Douglas A. Berman and Alex Kreit
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law
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Marijuana reform, cannabis reform, marijuana legalization, criminal justice reform, marijuana prohibition, decriminalization

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Rita, Reasoned Sentencing, and Resistance to Change

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, 2007, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 104
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Oct 2007
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Fanfan, Sixth Amendment, Kimbrough, Gall, Sentencing Guidelines

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Montgomery's Messy Trifecta

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 338
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Apr 2016
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Eighth Amendment, retroactivity, Miller, Montgomery

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Reconceptualizing Sentencing

University of Chicago Legal Forum, 2005, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 43
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Conceptualizing Booker

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 38, 2006, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 70
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2006
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentence, Apprendi, Fanfan, rehabilitation, Blakely

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From Lawlessness to Too Much Law? Exploring the Risk of Disparity from Differences in Defense Counsel Under Guidelines Sentencing

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Dec 2003
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Finding Bickel Gold in a Hill of Beans

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 81, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper Series No. 54, Cato Supreme Court Review, 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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judicial restraint, cruel and unusual punishment

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Teaching Drugs: Incorporating Drug Policy into Law School Curriculum

Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, 2020, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 526
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Feb 2020
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students, Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students, Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students and Ohio State University (OSU), Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Students
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drugs, cannabis, controlled substances, curriculum, law schools, criminal justice, teaching, courses

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Tweaking Booker: Advisory Guidelines in the Federal System

Houston Law Review, Vol. 43, 2006, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 67
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 May 2006
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentence, penal, imprisonment

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New Criminal Law Review Symposium on Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

New Criminal Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 2010
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2010
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, Fordham University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law (Deceased)
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Beckles v. United States -- Amici Curiae Brief of Scholars of Criminal Law, Federal Courts, and Sentencing in Support of Petitioner

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2826523
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Carissa Byrne Hessick, Leah Litman and Douglas A. Berman
University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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due process, vagueness, retroactivity, Supreme Court

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United States v. Matchett (11th Cir.) -- Brief of Law Professors as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendant-Appellant

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2016
Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman
University of North Carolina School of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 152 (344,363)
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sentencing, sentencing guidelines, due process clause, vagueness doctrine, void for vagueness, United States v. Booker

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A Capital Waste of Time? Examining the Supreme Court's 'Culture of Death'

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 111
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jul 2008
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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docket, Marsh, Baze, Rees, Kyles

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How State Reforms Have Mellowed Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Prohibition

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 670, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, November 2021, 49 Fordham Urb. L.J. 675 (2021-2022) 
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2023
Douglas A. Berman and Alex Fraga
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Marijuana prohibition, marijuana reform, marijuana enforcement, racial demographics of federal marijuana defendants, federal sentencing, federal marijuana sentencing trends

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The Challenges of 'Improving' the Modern Death Penalty

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 369
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Death Penalty, capital punishment, sentencing reform, capital procedures

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Sentencing is Dang Hard... And So...

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 3, February 2020, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 529
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2020
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentencing, sentencing reform, sentencing commissions, sentencing data, errors

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Conceptualizing Blakely

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Nov 2004
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentencing, guidelines, criminal law, Seventh Amendment

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The Real (Sentencing) World: State Sentencing in the Post-Blakely Era

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 4, p. 27, 2006, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2006-26
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Nov 2006
Douglas A. Berman and Steven L. Chanenson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Villanova University School of Law
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sentencing, criminal sentencing, Blakley, Booker, Cunningham, state sentencing, sentencing commissions, state sentencing commissions

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Reflecting on Parole's Abolition in the Federal Sentencing System

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 528, Federal Probation, Vol. 81, No. 2
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2020
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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federal sentencing, parole, sentencing reform, US sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimums, clemency, prison reform

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The Impact of Empirical Research on Public Opinion Regarding Marijuana-Related Policies

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 758, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, February 2023
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2023
Peter Leasure, Hunter M. Boehme, Ian T. Adams and Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Marijuana decriminalization, public opinion, South Carolina, influence of empirical research, marijuana legalization, crime rate, public perception of crime, priming survey, public perception of marijuana, marijuana and crime, criminal justice research, research impacts, criminogenic effects

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Prosecutor-Initiated Record Relief in Ohio: A Survey of Prosecutorial Plans to Seal and Expunge Low-Level Controlled Substance Offenses

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 794, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, August 2023
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Aug 2023
Jana Hrdinova, Dexter Ridgway, Douglas A. Berman and Peter Leasure
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU), Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Sealing, Expungement, Prosecutors, Ohio Revised Code, Controlled Substance Offenses, Collateral Consequences of Conviction

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Encouraging (and Even Requiring) Prosecutors to Be Second-Look Sentencers

Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 429, 2010, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper 534
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2020
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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sentencing, sentencing reform, prosecutors, second-look sentencing, sentencing errors, checks and balances

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Taking Stock of Changing Prosecutorial Policies

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Sep 2017
Douglas A. Berman and Steven L. Chanenson
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Villanova University School of Law
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Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Sentencing, Discretion, Punishment

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Attitudes on Marijuana and Psychedelics as a Treatment Option for Veterans

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 814, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, December 2023
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 26 Dec 2023
Peter Leasure, Jana Hrdinova, Douglas A. Berman and Dexter Ridgway
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU)
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Medical marijuana, psychedelics, veterans, attitudes on treatment options, substance use policies, therapeutic access, military personnel, alternative treatment options, family members of veterans, military community

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Attitudes of Veterans/Active Military, Family Members of Veterans, and Non-Military Individuals on the Legalization of Marijuana and Other Substances for Recreational Use

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 817, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, January 2024
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Jan 2024
Peter Leasure, Jana Hrdinova, Douglas A. Berman and Dexter Ridgway
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU)
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public opinion, legalization, recreational drug use, marijuana, psychedelics, heroin, cocaine, survey, veterans, military personnel, family members of veterans, military community

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An Overview of Intermittent Confinement and Weekend Incarceration in the U.S.

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 824, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, February 2024
Number of pages: 174 Posted: 13 Feb 2024
Peter Leasure, Douglas A. Berman and Jana Hrdinova
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Intermittent confinement, weekend incarceration, rehabilitation, alternative sentences, survey, periodic confinement, part-time imprisonment, alternative incarceration, weekend-only inmates, public safety

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Taking Stock of the Feeney Amendment's Many Facets

Posted: 06 May 2004
Douglas A. Berman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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Feeney, sentencing, plea bargaining, departures

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Special Issue: 'Perspectives on the Federal Death Penalty'

Posted: 08 Nov 2002
Douglas A. Berman and Adam Thurschwell
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Independent

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federal death penalty, capital punishment, death penalty, capital sentencing, federal sentencing