W. David Ball

Santa Clara School of Law

Assistant Professor

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Tough on Crime (on the State's Dime): How Violent Crime Does Not Drive California Counties' Incarceration Rates - And Why it Should

28 Ga. St. L. Rev. 987 (2012)
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 28 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2012
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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Defunding State Prisons

50 Crim. L. Bull. 1060 (2014)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2014
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
Downloads 554 (94,084)
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prison, sentencing, corrections, federalism, local government, crime, criminal law, jails

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Mentally Ill Prisoners in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Strategies for Improving Treatment and Reducing Recidivism

Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2009
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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mental health, mental illness, prison, parole, recidivism

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Proving Actionable Racial Disparity Under the California Racial Justice Act

75 University of California College of the Law Journal 1 (2023)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 27 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2024
UC Berkeley School of Law, Santa Clara School of Law and Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department
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racial disparity, equal protection, statistics, empirical, criminal law, civil procedure

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Heinous, Atrocious, and Cruel: Apprendi, Indeterminate Sentencing, and the Meaning of Punishment

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 109, p. 893, 2009
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 07 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2009
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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Apprendi, parole, sentencing, Blakely, Booker, retribution, rehabilitation, corrections, jury right, 6th Amendment, due process

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The Civil Case at the Heart of Criminal Procedure: In re Winship, Stigma, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction

American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 117, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2011
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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sex offenders, SVP, SVP laws, civil, criminal, Winship, Apprendi, due process

7.

The Case Against Commercial Casebooks

Journal of Legal Education
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Oct 2022
W. David Ball and Michelle Oberman
Santa Clara School of Law and Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Normative Elements of Parole Risk

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 395, 2011
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Aug 2011
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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parole, risk-needs analysis, jury, evidence-based corrections, cost-benefit analysis, California, RNA

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The Peter Parker Problem

W. David Ball, The Peter Parker Problem, 95 NYU L. Rev. 879 (2020).
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2021
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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bail, pretrial, risk assessment, actuarial tools, criminal law, detention, release

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Pay-for-Performance in Prison: Using Healthcare Economics to Improve Criminal Justice

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 3, 2017
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2017
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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prisons, jails, economics, correctional free lunch, health care, health care economics, law and economics

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The New Normal? Prosecutorial Charging in California after Public Safety Realignment

Number of pages: 187 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
W. David Ball and Robert Weisberg
Santa Clara School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 178 (312,387)
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realignment, prosecutorial discretion, charging, sentencing, California

12.

Why State Prisons?

33 Yale Law & Policy Review 75 (2014)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2015
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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prison, sentencing, corrections, federalism, local government, crime, criminal law

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Justice Information Sharing: A Legal Primer for Criminal Justice Practitioners in California

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2141523
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 05 Sep 2012
W. David Ball and Robert Weisberg
Santa Clara School of Law and Stanford Law School
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integrated criminal justice, data sharing, California, realignment, liability, information exchange, criminal justice

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'There it Is: Take it' Endangered Species and Water Management in the San Francisco Bay Delta

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 26
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 May 2007
Michael W. Wara and W. David Ball
Stanford Law School and Santa Clara School of Law
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Endangered Species Act, federalism, water rights, environment

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E Pluribus Unum: Data and Operations Integration in the California Criminal Justice System

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 21, p. 277, 2010, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1474105
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2010
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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criminal justice, data, integrated criminal justice, information technology, IT, evidence-based sentencing, sentencing, parole, probation, alternative sentencing, California

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'A False Idea of Economy': Costs, Counties, and the Origins of the California Correctional System

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol 664, Issue 1, pp. 26 - 42 (This link is to the draft version) First published date: February-18-2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2017
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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prisons, California, correctional free lunch, realignment, history, economics, counties, criminal justice

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The Plausible and the Possible: A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Reasonable Suspicion

American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Oct 2017
W. David Ball
Santa Clara School of Law
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reasonable suspicion, Bayes, Bayesian analysis, Fourth Amendment, Terry, stop and frisk, broken windows, zero tolerance, racial profiling

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Brief of Amicus Curiae Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice in Support of Petitioner John Kowalczyk, In Re Kowalczyk

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4653062
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 18 Dec 2023
Ian Kanig, W. David Ball and Cody Harris
Keker & Van Nest LLP, Santa Clara School of Law and Keker & Van Nest LLP
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bail, pretrial detention, pretrial, Salerno, pretrial release, Humphrey