Volume 61, Number 2 (Spring 2024)


The Mistaken Law of Mistakes of Law: Mistakes Negating Culpability Under the Model Penal Code

Scott England

Morrison’s Flawed “Focus” Test and the Transnational Application of the (Misinterpreted) Wire Fraud Statute

Julie Rose O’Sullivan

Defining “Victim” Through Harm: Crime Victim Status in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Other Victims’ Rights Enactments

Paul G. Cassell and Michael Ray Morris, Jr.

Volume 61, Number 1 (Spring 2024)


The Extravagance of Eighth Amendment Deference

Daniel Loehr

DPA Discounts

Todd Haugh and Mason McCartney

Write Before You Watch: Policies for Police Body-Worn Cameras That Advance Accountability and Accuracy

Hillary B. Farber


Ending Restitution’s Gilded Age: Bankruptcy, Criminal Law’s Exceptionalism, and Forgiveness

Jarred L. Barlow

Anything But Compassion: The Conflict Between Exhaustion and Compassionate Release

Ciara N. Cooney

Volume 60, Number 4 (Fall 2023)

Symposium: Reform-Minded Prosecution

Letter From the Editor

Victoria T. Sheber


Preface: New Directions in Prosecutorial Reform

Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Justin Murray, and Maybell Romero


Drug-Induced Homicide Laws and False Beliefs About Drug Distributors: Three Myths That Are Leaving Prosecutors Misinformed

Taleed El-Sabawi, Jennifer J. Carroll, and Morgan Godvin

Prosecutorial Mutiny

Cynthia Godsoe and Maybell Romero

A Fiduciary Theory of Progressive Prosecution

Bruce A. Green and Rebecca Roiphe

Progressive Prosecutors or Zealous Defenders, From Coast-to-Coast

Brooks Holland and Steven Zeidman

Progressive Prosecutors: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Line Prosecutors

Laurie L. Levenson

Progressive Prosecution or Zealous Public Defense? The Choice for Law Students Concerned About Our Flawed Criminal Legal System

Abbe Smith

Volume 60, Number 3 (Summer 2023)

Thirty-Eighth Annual Survey of White Collar Crime

Featured Article

Defining Corruption Through College Admissions: Answering the Call for a Redefinition of Corruption by Turning to the Real World

Philip M. Nichols

Volume 60, Number 2 (Spring 2023)

Lead Article

Asymmetries, Norm Matching, and The Pursuit of Equity Between the Police and The Public

Eang L. Ngov


When “Riot” Is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Critical Need for Constitutional Clarity in Riot Laws

Nancy C. Marcus

The Right to Social Expungement

Itay Ravid

Sentencing Guidelines Abstention

Dawinder S. Sidhu


Shedding Light on Shady Suits: Applying the Crime-Fraud Exceptions to the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine to Bad-Faith Litigation

Sabrina Parisi

Volume 60, Number 1 (Winter 2023)


Coming of Age in the Eyes of the Law: The Conflict Between Miranda, J.D.B., and Puberty

David M. N. Garavito & Mary Kate Koch

Understanding Uncontested Prosecutor Elections

Carissa Byrne Hessick, Sarah Treul, & Alexander Love

Expanding Cause: How Federal Courts Should Address Severe Psychiatric Impairments That Impact State Post-Conviction Review

Joshua D. Marcin

Why are Non-Unanimous (Court-Martial) Guilty Verdicts Still Alive After Ramos?

Dan Mauer


Calling Officer Hester Prynne! The Promises and Pitfalls of Employing Public Shame as a Deterrent for Police Misconduct

Quinlan Cummings

It’s All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Hurt: Lessons on FCPA Enforcement From the Goldman Sachs and 1MDB Scandal

Lauren Lang

Volume 59, Number 4 (Fall 2022)


Volunteer Prosecutors

Russell M. Gold

Criminal Justice Secrets

Meghan J. Ryan


Are Police the Key to Public Safety?: The Case of the Unhoused

Barry Friedman


Ensuring Dignity as Public Safety

Ben A. McJunkin

Our Fragmented Approach to Public Safety

Maria Ponomarenko

“Arrest All Street Mendicants and Beggars:” Homelessness, Social Cooperation, and the Commitments of Democratic Policing

Brandon del Pozo


“Education Under Armed Guard”: An Analysis of the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Washington, D.C.

John A.D. Marinelli

Volume 59, Number 2 (Spring 2022)


The Government’s Power to Bring Transnational Securities Fraudsters to Account: Dodd-Frank Rendered Morrison Irrelevant

J.R. O’Sullivan

“How Much Time Am I Looking At?”: Plea Bargains, Harsh Punishments, and Low Trial Rates in Southwest Border Districts

Walter I. Gonçalves, Jr.

The Constitutional Right to an Implicit Bias Jury Instruction

Colin Miller

Digital Ecosystem of Accountability

Meredith J. Duncan


Interpreting “Position of the United States” in the 1997 Hyde Amendment

Jackie Carney

Volume 59, Number 1 (Winter 2022)

Lead Article

Proxy Crimes
Piotr Bystranowski & Murat C. Mungan 


The Imperial Prosecutor?
Brian Richardson

The Solution to the Pervasive Bias and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System: Transparent and Fair Artificial Intelligence
Mirko Bagaric, Jennifer Svilar, Melissa Bull, Dan Hunter, & Nigel Stobbs 

George Floyd, General Warrants, and Cell-Site Simulators
Brian L. Owsley


The Need for a Clear Statement After “Bridgegate”: Combatting SCOTUS’s Narrowing View of Corruption with an “Abuse of Functions” Offense
Sloan Renfro

Volume 58, Number 4 (Fall 2021)

Symposium: Prison Brake: Rethinking the Sentencing Status Quo | Presented in Partnership with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor
Jordan L. Hughes


Prison Brake: Rethinking the Sentencing Status Quo
Norman L. Reimer


(Re)Views from the Bench: A Judicial Perspective on Second-Look Sentencing in the Federal System
Chief Judge Colleen McMahon


Cruel and Unusual Non-Capital Punishments
William W. Berry III

The Miller Trilogy and the Persistence of Extreme Juvenile Sentences
Cara H. Drinan

Reconstruction Sentencing: Reimagining Drug Sentencing in the Aftermath of the War on Drugs
Jelani Jefferson Exum

“We Can Actually Do This”: Adapting Scandinavian Correctional Culture in Pennsylvania
Jordan M. Hyatt, Synøve N. Andersen, Steven L. Chanenson, Veronica Horowitz, and Christopher Uggen

Framing Individualized Sentencing for Politics and the Constitution
Meghan J. Ryan

Annotated Transcript

“Ice in the Stomach”: Reforming Prisons at Home and Abroad
Steven L. Chanenson, Synøve N. Andersen, Jordan M. Hyatt, Are Høidal, Kenneth Eason, and Patricia Connor-Council

Volume 58, Number 3 (Summer 2021)

Thirty-Sixth Annual Survey of White Collar Crime

Featured Article

Explaining Dirks
Andrew N. Vollmer

Volume 58, Number 2 (Spring 2021)


Virtual Reality: Prospective Catalyst for Restorative Justice
Kate E. Bloch

Understanding the Role Values Play (and Should Play) in Self-Defense Law
T. Markus Funk

Silence and Nontestimonial Evidence
Caleb Lin


Criminal Legal Education
Shaun Ossei-Owusu


Pretrial Detainees and the Objective Standard After Kingsley v. Hendrickson
Kate Lambroza

Safeguarding the Opportunity for Effective Cross-Examination: The Confrontation Clause and Pretrial Disclosures
Erin O’Neill

Two Rights Collide: Determining When Attorney-Client Privilege Should Yield to a Defendant’s Right to Compulsory Process or Confrontation
Jackson Teague

Volume 58, Number 1 (Winter 2021)

Lead Article

Sham Subpoenas and Prosecutorial Ethics
Ira P. Robbins


Gamesmanship and Criminal Process
John D. King

The Innocence Checklist
Carrie Leonetti

Justice Undone
William S. Laufer & Robert C. Hughes


Restitution and the Excessive Fines Clause
Nathaniel Amann

Shifting the Blame? Re-Evaluating Criminal Prosecution for Employers of Undocumented Workers
Rachel Sumption

Immigration v. Religious Freedom in Trump’s America: Offering Legal Sanctuary in Places of Worship
Lydia Weiant

Volume 57, Number 4 (Fall 2020)

Symposium: Women’s Rights in the Criminal Justice System

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor
Abbe R. Dembowitz


Women and Sentencing
Judge Nancy Gertner


The Trans Panic Defense Revisited
Cynthia Lee

Deconstructing the Statutory Landscape of “Revenge Porn”: Evaluation of the Elements That Make an Effective Nonconsensual Pornography Statute
Jonathan S. Sales and Jessica Magaldi

Can You Be a Feminist and a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Abbe Smith

Promise Amid Peril: PREA’s Efforts to Regulate an End to Prison Rape
Brenda V. Smith


Shootings, Security, and Articulable Suspicion: Rethinking the Standard for National Security as a Special Factor Preventing Bivens Recovery
Mae Ann Dunker

Duren, Pope Francis, and the Death Penalty: How Catholics Can Render the Capital Jury Selection Process Unconstitutional
Dan Villalba

Volume 57, Number 2 (Spring 2020)


Public Corruption Prosecutions as Financial Crimes under Federal Criminal Law: Targeting the Illicit Use and Misuse of Public Assets and Resources
Thomas M. DiBiagio

Haymond‘s Riddles: Supervised Release, the Jury Trial Right, and the Government’s Path Forward
James Horner

Caring About Corporate “Due Care”: Why Criminal Respondeat Superior Liability Outreaches Its Justification
Robert Luskin

Judicial Drift
Elizabeth Nevins-Saunders


Not Guilty, Yet Continuously Confined: Reforming the Insanity Defense
Bailey Wendzel

Volume 57, Number 1 (Winter 2020)


Time and Punishment: How the ACCA Unjustly Creates a “One-Day Career Criminal”
Aliza Hochman Bloom

A Game of Katso and Mouse: Current Theories For Getting Forensic Analysis Evidence Past the Confrontation Clause
Ronald J. Coleman and Paul F. Rothstein

The Concept and Federal Crime of Mortgage Fraud
Matthew A. Edwards

Declining Corporate Prosecutions
Brandon L. Garrett

Compelled Decryption & State Constitutional Protection Against Self-Incrimination
David Rassoul Rangaviz


“Shadows” Cast By Jury Trial Rights on Federal Plea Bargaining Outcomes
Andrew Delaplane

Volume 56, Number 4 (Fall 2019)


Self-Defense Without Imminence
Fritz Allhoff

The Biased Algorithm: Evidence of Disparate Impact on Hispanics
Melissa Hamilton

Is Mass-Incarceration Inevitable?
Andrew D. Leipold

Grounded on Newly Discovered Evidence
Paul Mogin

Criminal Law and Cooperative Federalism
William Partlett

Defining the Proper Role of “Offender Characteristics in Sentencing Decisions: A Critical Race Theory Perspective
Lisa M. Saccomano

The Temptation of Scapegoating
Daniel B. Yeager


Cruel, Unusual, and Unconstitutional: An Originalist Argument for Ending Long-Term Solitary Confinement
Merin Cherian

Reproductive Healthcare for Incarcerated Women: From “Rights” to “Dignity”
Samantha Laufer

Pandora’s Algorithmic Black Box: The Challenges of Using Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Sentencing
Leah Wisser

Volume 56, Number 2 (Spring 2019)


Rape Shield Evidence and the Hierarchy of Impeachment
Rosanna Cavallaro

Regulation by Prosecutor
Gregory M. Gilchrist

Young Adults & Criminal Jurisdiction
Kevin Lapp

The Wild, Wild West: The Right of the Unhoused to Privacy in their Encampments
Carrie Leonetti

Nomos and Nullification: A Coverian View of New York’s Habitual Offender Law, 1926 to 1936
Caleb J. Stevens

Lewd Stings: Extending Lawrence v. Texas to Discriminatory Enforcement
J. Kelly Strader & Lindsey Hay


The Fundamental Right to Sexual Autonomy in Prison
Yaniv Kot

Confess or Die: Why Threatening a Suspect with the Death Penalty Should Render Confessions Involuntary
Lauren Morehouse

A Roadmap for Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform to Employ Ex-Offenders: Beyond Title VII and Ban the Box
Claire Ashley Saba

Volume 56, Number 1 (Winter 2018)


AEDPA as Forum Allocation: The Textual and Structural Case for Overruling Williams v. Taylor
Carlos M. Vázquez

The Puzzle of Inciting Suicide
Guyora Binder and Luis Chiesa

Solving the Problem of Criminalizing the Mentally Ill: Thee Miami Model
C. Joseph Boatwright II

Liability for Mass Sexual Abuse
Tsachi Keren-Paz and Richard W. Wright


“Life with the Imposition or Exacerbation of Severe Mental Illness and Chance of Death”: Why this Distinct Punishment Violates the Eighth Amendment
Elena De Santis

150% Wrong: The Prison Litigation Reform Act and Attorney’s Fees
Eleanor Umphres