Criminal Law

Koehler

How Trial Judges Should Think About Forensic Science Evidence

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Spring 2018 | Volume 102 Number 1

Here is a forensic-science test for you. Please answer each of the three questions below True or False. Scientific tests conducted over the past 100 years have repeatedly demonstrated that […]

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reentry philosophies, approaches, and challenges

Reentry philosophies, approaches, and challenges

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Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

Competing notions of crime and punishment have shaped the administration of criminal justice in the United States ever since the Quakers established the Walnut Street Prison in 1773 in Philadelphia, […]

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Hornby Spring 2019

Can Federal Sentencing Remain Transparent?

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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Criminal trials have virtually disappeared in many federal courtrooms.[1] According to a recent U.S. Sentencing Commission report, “[i]n recent years, 97 percent of federal defendants convicted of a felony or […]

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Conversations of a Lifetime: The Power of the Sentencing Colloquy and How to Make It Matter

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Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

In recent years, there has been increased attention on sentencing, and particularly sentencing disparities. The thrust and focus of this attention have been on the statistics of sentencing and reforms, […]

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Forensic Fail

Forensic Fail? As Research Continues to Underscore the Fallibility of Forensic Science, the Judge’s Role as Gatekeeper is More Important than Ever

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Spring 2018 | Volume 102 Number 1

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the supreme court’s decision in Daubert V. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which fundamentally reshaped how judges evaluate scientific and expert evidence.1 This volume […]

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