Law Reviews


Law Reviews

Sep 13, 2012

RESOURCES: New Study Examines Effect of Death Penalty on Plea Bargaining

A recent study by Sherod Thaxton (pic­tured) of the University of Chicago Law School exam­ined the effect of the threat of the death penal­ty on plea bar­gain­ing. Using sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis of charg­ing and sen­tenc­ing data in Georgia between 1993 and 2

Law Reviews

Aug 22, 2012

LAW REVIEWS: Use of Behavioral Genetics Evidence in Criminal Cases

Professor Deborah Denno of Fordham University Law School has pub­lished an arti­cle in the Michigan State Law Review con­cern­ing her research into the use of genet­ic evi­dence pos­si­bly relat­ed to behav­ior char­ac­ter­is­tics in crim­i­nal cas­es. De…

Law Reviews

Jul 20, 2012

LAW REVIEWS: Revisiting the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty

A recent law review arti­cle by Professors Carol and Jordan Steiker exam­ines two decades of attempts to reg­u­late cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment and con­cludes that this process may have paved the way to a find­ing that the death penal­ty is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al: “[T]…