Criminal Justice for All

66 Journal of Legal Education 24, 2016

5 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2016 Last revised: 15 Sep 2016

Date Written: August 4, 2016


It is not hyperbolic to assert that our criminal justice system is in crisis. Just as important, this crisis is widely acknowledged outside of the legal academy. We see almost universal agreement throughout scholarly, popular, and political discourse: The criminal justice system needs fixing. This essay, written for a Journal of Legal Education symposium on "The Future of Legal Scholarship" considers the function of scholarship in, first, exposing the limits of criminal law as it operates on the ground and, next, generating a path forward.

Keywords: criminal justice, legal scholarship

Suggested Citation

Tuerkheimer, Deborah, Criminal Justice for All (August 4, 2016). 66 Journal of Legal Education 24, 2016, Available at SSRN:

Deborah Tuerkheimer (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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