Recent Top Papers (60 days)

As of: 18 Jan 2019 - 19 Mar 2019
Rank Paper Downloads
1.

Mens Rea Reform and Its Discontents

University of Colorado Law School
186
2.

High Time for Criminal Justice Reform: Marijuana Expungement Statutes in States with Legalized or Decriminalized Marijuana Laws

Texas Tech University, School of Law
144
3.

Juvenile Life Without Parole in North Carolina

NC Prisoner Legal Services, Duke University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
125
4.

'A World of Steel-Eyed Death': An Empirical Evaluation of the Failure of the Strickland Standard to Ensure Adequate Counsel to Defendants with Mental Disabilities Facing the Death Penalty

New York Law School, Niagara University and Spalding University, College of Education
74
5.

Mass Incarceration Paradigm Shift?: Convergence in an Age of Divergence

McGill Faculty of Law
70
6.

Justice Scalia's Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence: The Failure of Sake-of-Argument Originalism

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
68
7.

Positive Sanctions versus Imprisonment

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
66
8.

Are Collateral Consequences Deserved?

Seton Hall Law School
64
9.

Mitigations: The Forgotten Side of the Proportionality Principle

University of Pennsylvania Law School
56
10.

Freedom and Prison: Putting Structuralism Back into Structural Inequality

Saint Louis University - School of Law
53

All Time Top Papers

As of: 02 Jan 1997 - 19 Mar 2019
Rank Paper Downloads
1.

Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases

University of Michigan Law School
16,802
2.

Race, the War on Drugs, and the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction

University of California, Davis - School of Law
6,163
3.

Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences

University of British Columbia and University of Michigan Law School
5,555
4.

Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? The Relevance of Life-Life Tradeoffs

Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
5,050
5.

Impacts of Private Prison Contracting on Inmate Time Served and Recidivism

University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Business
4,664
6.

Do Judges Vary in Their Treatment of Race?

University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
4,432
7.

Why Prison?: An Economic Critique

Sidley Austin LLP
3,948
8.

Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment

Rutgers University, Department of Economics and University of Michigan Law School
3,925
9.

Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow

Yale University - Law School
3,761
10.

Does Capital Punishment Have a Deterrent Effect? New Evidence from Post-Moratorium Panel Data

Emory University - Department of Economics, Emory University - Department of Economics and Emory University School of Law
3,569