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Body Cameras and Policing  

Bryce Elling Peterson and Daniel S. Lawrence

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Jan 2019
Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are small devices that police officers can affix to their person—in a head-, shoulder-, or chest-mounted position—that can audio and video record their ... More

The Death Penalty in the 21st Century  

Daniel LaChance

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Feb 2019
The dawn of the 21st century marked a turning point in the history of the American death penalty. Politically, the death penalty seemed vulnerable. A wave of abolitionism not seen since ... More

Disciplinary Segregation in Prison  

Benjamin Steiner

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Jan 2018
Disciplinary segregation is a punishment that prison officials impose in response to inmate violations of prison rules such as assaulting another inmate or disrespecting an officer. ... More

Disparity in Capital Sentencing  

Marian R. Williams

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Aug 2019
The death penalty has long been a source of debate and is perhaps the most litigated sentence in the United States. Arguments for the use of the death penalty point to “just deserts” or ... More

Executive Clemency in the United States  

Margaret Colgate Love

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Jul 2018
Executive clemency has a rich history in the United States, both as an agent of justice and as a tool of politics. A presidential power to pardon was included in Article II of the ... More

False Confessions in Popular Culture  

Rebecca Pfeffer

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Mar 2017
Stories involving false confessions can be emotional and moving, as they appeal to our innate desire for justice. As such, stories of false confessions can be powerful tools in books, ... More

International Criminal Law and International Criminal Justice  

Kai Ambos and Alexander Heinze

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Nov 2018
International Criminal Justice is a controversial concept, and there is a burgeoning body of literature on its exact contours. Understood broadly, the term “international criminal justice” ... More

Life Without Parole Sentencing  

Christopher Seeds

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Aug 2019
Life without parole sentencing refers to laws, policies, and practices concerning lifetime prison sentences that also preclude release by parole. While sentences to imprisonment for life ... More

Punishment and Citizenship  

Michael T. Light and Jason P. Robey

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Feb 2019
Amid global trends of increasingly mobile populations, scholars have debated whether national citizenship status remains relevant for international migrants. Some argue that international ... More

Racial Inequality in Punishment  

Marisa Omori and Oshea Johnson

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Jul 2019
There have been two major approaches to studying racial and ethnic inequality in punishment: The first approach comes from the sociology of punishment and social inequality literatures, ... More

Reentry Processes in the United States  

James M. Binnall and Maryanne Alderson

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Apr 2019
Reentry is the process of ending a period of incarceration, leaving jail or prison, and returning to society. Not to be confused with reintegration or recidivism, reentry is not a measure ... More

Sentencing Guideline Departures  

Kimberly Kaiser

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Jan 2018
Sentencing guidelines were created with the goal of reducing unwarranted disparities in sentencing outcomes based on race, gender, and other legally irrelevant characteristics in order to ... More

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