Michelle Madden Dempsey

Villanova University School of Law

Associate Dean for Faculty Research

299 N. Spring Mill Road

Villanova, PA 19085

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

28

DOWNLOADS
Rank 7,447

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 7,447

in Total Papers Downloads

4,936

CITATIONS
Rank 28,867

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 28,867

in Total Papers Citations

8

Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Rethinking Wolfenden: Prostitute-Use, Criminal Law, and Remote Harm

Criminal Law Review, pp. 444-455, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 752 (18,641)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Criminal law, prostitution, harm principle, endangerment, Wolfenden, consent, fair imputation

2.

Why Sexual Penetration Requires Justification

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 467, 2007, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 23/2008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
Michelle Madden Dempsey and Jonathan Herring
Villanova University School of Law and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 562 (31,965)
Citation 2

Abstract:

criminal law, sexual offences, rape, feminist theory

3.

What Counts as Domestic Violence? A Conceptual Analysis

William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 12, No. 2
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Oct 2005
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 509 (37,537)

Abstract:

Domestic violence, criminal law, conceptual analysis

4.

Sex Trafficking and Criminalization: In Defense of Feminist Abolitionism

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, No. 6, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-20
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 285 (67,446)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Prostitution, trafficking, sexual offenses, feminism, abolitionism, criminal law, criminal theory, endangerment, complicity

5.

How to Argue About Prostitution

Criminal Law & Philosophy, January 2012, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 65-80, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-15
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 11 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 268 (63,903)

Abstract:

Prostitution, Consent, Women, Methodology, Empirical Research, Philosophical, Political

6.

Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3036
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey, Carolyn Hoyle and Mary Bosworth
Villanova University School of Law, University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Downloads 131 (124,508)

Abstract:

sex trafficking, human rights, definitions of trafficking

7.

Public Wrongs and the ‘Criminal Law’s Business’: When Victims Won’t Share

CRIME, PUNISHMENT, AND RESPONSIBILITY: THE JURISPRUDENCE OF ANTONY DUFF, Rowan Cruft, Matthew H. Kramer, and Mark R. Reiff, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011 , Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-08
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Jul 2011
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 128 (161,683)

Abstract:

Criminalization, Public/Private, Wrongs, Jurisprudence, Criminal, Law Victims

8.

Breaking New Ground in International Criminal Law and Philosophy

Transnational Legal Theory, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 453, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-21
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 127 (177,191)

Abstract:

International Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, ICC, Criminal Law, Criminal Theory, Philosophy of Law

9.

Teaching Rape: Some Reflections on Pedagogy

Trinity Term, 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 May 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 127 (167,331)

Abstract:

10.

Decriminalizing Victims of Sex Trafficking

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52:207, 2015, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2015
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 124 (72,130)

Abstract:

Sex Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Criminalization, Abolitionism, Nordic Model, Justifications of Punishment, Palermo Protocol

11.

On Finnis’s Way In

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 5, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3035
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 124 (145,892)
Citation 1

Abstract:

jurisprudence, legal philosophy, methodological issues in general jurisprudence

12.

Victimless Conduct and the Volenti Maxim: How Consent Works

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2013, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3038
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 11 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 118 (137,933)

Abstract:

Consent, moral conduct

Toward a Feminist State: What Does Effective Prosecution of Domestic Violence Mean?

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 6, p. 908, 2007
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 11 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 84 (250,408)

Abstract:

domestic violence, criminal law, prosecution, prosecutorial discretion, legal ethics, practical reasoning, criminal procedure, feminist theory

Toward a Feminist State: What Does Effective Prosecution of Domestic Violence Mean?

Modern Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. 908-935, November 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Oct 2007
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 10 (516,982)

Abstract:

14.

Book Review of Michael J. Zimmerman's The Immorality of Punishment

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 32, p. 333, 2013, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3033
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 May 2013 Last Revised: 11 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 92 (182,597)

Abstract:

Legal philosophy, criminal law, law and society, jurisprudence, crime, punishment

15.

The Object of Criminal Responsibility

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-14
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 May 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 82 (232,815)

Abstract:

criminal law, negligence, responsibility, blame

16.

Sharing Reasons for Criminalization? No Thanks…Already Got ‘Em!

Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 May 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 74 (234,435)

Abstract:

criminal law, criminalization, wrongdoing, crimes against humanity

17.

Book Review: Victor Tadros, Criminal Responsibility

Theoretical Criminology, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 129, 2007
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 May 2010
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 72 (259,685)

Abstract:

18.

Sex Trafficking and Worker Justice: Insights from Catholic Social Teaching

Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3037
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 May 2013
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 45 (299,742)

Abstract:

Sex trafficking, Catholic social teaching

19.

Response to Commentators

Criminal Law & Philosophy (Symposium on Michelle M. Dempsey's "Prosecuting Domestic Violence"), Volume 8, Issue 3, October 2014. , Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Oct 2014
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 13 (418,456)

Abstract:

Domestic Violence, Prosecutorial Discretion, Criminal Law

20.

Applied Political and Legal Philosophy

Applied Political and Legal Philosophy, in The Blackwell Companion to Applied Philosophy, Kimberley Brownlee, David Coady, and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, (eds.), Wiley, 2017, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1038
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2017
Michelle Madden Dempsey and Matthew J. Lister
Villanova University School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
Downloads 0 (297,299)

Abstract:

Applied philosophy, Political Philosophy, Legal Philosophy, Standard Activism, Extreme Activism, Conceptual Activism, Methodology

21.

Smith and Hogan at Villanova: Reflections on Anglo-American Criminal Law, the Definition of Rape, and What America Still Needs to Learn from England

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, 2016, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1037
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Feb 2017
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 0 (413,633)

Abstract:

criminal law, sexual assault, rape, mens rea, English law, comparative law

22.

Why We Are All Jurisprudes (or, at Least, Should Be)

66 Journal of Legal Education 29 (2016), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1034
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 May 2017
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 0 (500,579)

Abstract:

Jurisprudence, Scholarship, Legal Positivism, Legal Obligation, Moral Obligation, Eliminativism

23.

Against Liability: Toward a Reasons-Based Account of Self-Defense

Against Liability: A Reasons-Based Account of Self-Defense, in Ethics of Self Defense, Christian Coons and Michael Weber, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2016), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1033
Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law

Abstract:

Self-Defense, Liability to Harm, Practical Reason

24.

Prosecuting Violence against Women: Toward A 'Merits-Based' Approach to Evidential Sufficiency

14 Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de Palermo (University of Palermo Law Review, Buenos Aires, Argentina) (2015), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1032,
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 0 (459,734)

Abstract:

Criminal Prosecution, Evidential Sufficiency, Denunciation, Sticky Norms, Violence against Women, Rape, Merits-Based Approach, Expressive Value

25.

Punishment and Coherence

Filosofia e Questioni Pubbliche (Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series)), Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 43-56, 2015, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1031
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
Downloads 0 (404,333)

Abstract:

Criminal Law, Punishment, Expressive Function of Punishment, Penal Pluralism, Pick-A-Mix Theories of Punishment, Coherence, Practical Reason, Auxiliary Reasons,Thom Brookes

26.

Researching Trafficked Women: On Institutional Resistance and the Limits to Feminist Reflexivity

Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 17, p. 769, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-21
Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Michelle Madden Dempsey, Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle
Villanova University School of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research

Abstract:

Trafficking, Prostitution, Victims, Methodology, Empirical Research

27.

Labelling the Victims of Sex Trafficking: Exploring the Borderland between Rhetoric and Reality

Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 313, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-20, Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 1961697
Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Michelle Madden Dempsey, Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle
Villanova University School of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research

Abstract:

Trafficking, Prostitution, Victims, Women

28.

Prosecuting Domestic Violence: A Philosophical Analysis

Michelle Madden Dempsey, PROSECUTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS, Oxford University Press, 2009, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15/2009
Posted: 18 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 03 May 2009
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law

Abstract: