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Corrections & Sentencing Law & Policy eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 21 Feb 2017

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1 10,369 Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases
Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 14 Sep 2012
2 4,997 Race, the War on Drugs, and the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction
Gabriel "Jack" Chin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 May 2003
Last Revised: 14 Apr 2011
3 4,689 Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? The Relevance of Life-Life Tradeoffs
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 12 May 2005
4 4,137 Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences
M. Marit Rehavi and Sonja B. Starr
University of British Columbia and University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2012
Last Revised: 2 Jun 2012
5 3,422 Do Judges Vary in Their Treatment of Race?
David Abrams, Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2013
6 3,273 Does Capital Punishment Have a Deterrent Effect? New Evidence from Post-Moratorium Panel Data
Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Paul H. Rubin and Joanna Shepherd
Emory University - Department of Economics, Emory University - Department of Economics and Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2007
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2007
7 2,933 Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Some Further Thoughts and Additional Evidence
Isaac Ehrlich
State University of New York at Buffalo - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2007
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2007
8 2,650 Brain Imaging for Legal Thinkers: A Guide for the Perplexed
Owen D. Jones, Joshua Buckholtz, Jeffrey D. Schall and Rene Marois
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Neuroscience Program, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2010
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
9 2,566 Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow
James Forman, Jr.
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 2011
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
10 2,349 Evidence-Based Sentencing and the Scientific Rationalization of Discrimination
Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2013
Last Revised: 10 Sep 2013

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
23 Dec 2016 through 21 Feb 2017

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1 94 The American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards: Revisions for the Twenty-First Century
Christopher Slobogin
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 28 Jan 2017
2 80 The American Death Penalty Decline
Brandon L. Garrett, Alexander Jakubow and Ankur Desai
University of Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2017
3 79 Punishment and Moral Risk
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
Date posted to database: 10 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2017
4 69 The Predictable Disarray: Ignoring the Jury in Florida Death Penalty Cases
Michael Radelet
University of Colorado at Boulder - Institute of Behavioral Sciences
Date posted to database: 28 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 28 Jan 2017
5 64 Reforming and Resisting the Criminal Law: Criminal Justice and the Tragically Hip
Kent Roach
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 5 Jan 2017
6 52 The Italian Enlightenment and the American Revolution: Cesare Beccaria's Forgotten Influence on American Law
John D. Bessler
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
7 49 Promoting Dignity and Preventing Shame and Humiliation by Improving the Quality and Education of Attorneys in Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Civil Commitment Cases
Heather Cucolo and Michael L. Perlin
New York Law School and New York Law School
Date posted to database: 3 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 5 Feb 2017
8 46 Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles
Naci H. Mocan and Ozkan Eren
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 14 Feb 2017
9 40 Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity
Deborah W. Denno
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 8 Feb 2017
10 25 First Principles and Practical Politics: Thoughts on Judge Pryor's Proposal to Revive Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Frank O. Bowman III
University of Missouri School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 10 Jan 2017





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