Melissa Hamilton

University of Houston Law Center

Visiting Criminal Law Scholar

100 Law Center

Houston, TX 77204-6054

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

16

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

The Efficacy of Severe Child Pornography Sentencing: Empirical Validity or Political Rhetoric?

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 545, 2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2011
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 870 (16,006)

Abstract:

sentencing, child pornography, law & society, law & psychology

2.

The Child Pornography Crusade and its Net Widening Effect

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2011
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 641 (26,218)

Abstract:

child pornography, empirical, evidence, risk

3.

Public Safety, Individual Liberty, and Suspect Science: Future Dangerousness Assessments and Sex Offender Laws

Temple Law Review, Vol. 82, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2011
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 530 (35,471)

Abstract:

sex offender, expert evidence, law and society

4.

Adjudicating Sex Crimes as Mental Disease

33 Pace L. Rev. 536 (2013), U of Houston Law Center No. 2013-A-22
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2013
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 287 (72,687)

Abstract:

sex crimes, due process, expert evidence, psychology and psychiatry, mental disease, sex offender civil commitment, sentencing

5.

Adventures in Risk: Predicting Violent and Sexual Recidivism in Sentencing Law

Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-9
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 234 (75,160)

Abstract:

sentencing, risk assessment, violence, recidivism, expert evidence, validity and reliability

6.

Reinvigorating Actus Reus: The Case for Involuntary Actions by Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

16 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 340 (2011)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2012
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 218 (100,051)

Abstract:

voluntary act, PTSD, veterans, culpability automatism

7.

Back to the Future: The Influence of Criminal History on Risk Assessment

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law (Forthcoming), U of Houston Law Center No. 2015-A-1
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 186 (85,924)

Abstract:

risk, risk assessment, criminal justice, criminal history, recidivism, sentencing, parole, probation, corrections, retribution, utilitarianism, three strikes, acquitted conduct, preventive detention, age-crime curve, juvenile records

8.

Arrest Outcomes for Interpartner Violence: The Myth of Parity

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2015
Melissa Hamilton and Meredith Worthen
University of Houston Law Center and University of Oklahoma
Downloads 178 (125,102)

Abstract:

police decisionmaking, domestic violence, gender and sexuality, sociological model of law

9.

Sentencing Adjudication: Lessons from Child Pornography Policy Nullification

30 Georgia State University Law Review 375 (2014), U of Houston Law Center No. 2013-A-23
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 14 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 172 (121,625)

Abstract:

sentencing, empirical study, criminal justice policy, child pornography, sex offenses, Congress, sentencing commission

10.

Risk-Needs Assessment: Constitutional and Ethical Challenges

American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-W-2
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2015
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 146 (108,240)

Abstract:

risk assessment, evidence-based practices, sentencing, equal protection, due process, prisoners' rights, recidivism, rehabilitation, corrections

11.

The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2015, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-77
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 122 (142,212)

Abstract:

evidence, trauma studies, neurolaw, violence, hearsay, present sense impression, excited utterance, interdisciplinary, victims' accounts

12.

McSentencing: Mass Federal Sentencing and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, 2013, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2013-A-24
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2013
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 117 (171,205)

Abstract:

sentencing, mcdonaldization, punishment, sentencing commission

13.

Prison-By-Default: Challenging the Federal Sentencing Policy's Presumption of Incarceration

Houston Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2014-A-8
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 85 (178,680)

Abstract:

sentencing, prison, United States Sentencing Commission, incarceration rate, crime, punishment, federal criminal justice

14.

Sex Disparities in Arrest Outcomes for Domestic Violence

26 Journal of Interpersonal Violence 1559 (2011)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Sep 2015
Melissa Hamilton and Meredith Worthen
University of Houston Law Center and University of Oklahoma
Downloads 3 (450,104)

Abstract:

arrest, domestic violence, assault, policing

15.

Extreme Prison Sentences: Legal and Normative Consequences

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 0 (132,970)

Abstract:

sentencing, virtual life sentences, retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, anchoring, scaling, consecutive sentences, federal guidelines, dehumanization, proportionality, reasonableness

16.

Some Facts About Life: The Law, Theory, and Practice of Life Sentences

20(3) Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2016, Forthcoming, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-1
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2016
Melissa Hamilton
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 0 (176,494)

Abstract:

sentencing, life sentences, retribution, deterrence, finality, empirical legal studies, human rights, prisoners, proportionality