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Justice Begins Before Trial: How To Nudge Inaccurate Pretrial Rulings Using Behavioral Law And Economic Theory And Uniform Commercial Laws, Michael Gentithes May 2019

Justice Begins Before Trial: How To Nudge Inaccurate Pretrial Rulings Using Behavioral Law And Economic Theory And Uniform Commercial Laws, Michael Gentithes

William & Mary Law Review

Injustice in criminal cases often takes root before trial begins. Overworked criminal judges must resolve difficult pretrial evidentiary issues that determine the charges the State will take to trial and the range of sentences the defendant will face. Wrong decisions on these issues often lead to wrongful convictions. As behavioral law and economic theory suggests, judges who are cognitively busy and receive little feedback on these topics from appellate courts rely upon intuition, rather than deliberative reasoning, to resolve these questions. This leads to inconsistent rulings, which prosecutors exploit to expand the scope of evidentiary exceptions that almost always disfavor ...


Criminal-Justice Apps: A Modest Step Toward Democratizing The Criminal Process, Adam M. Gershowitz Feb 2019

Criminal-Justice Apps: A Modest Step Toward Democratizing The Criminal Process, Adam M. Gershowitz

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


When Sex Trafficking Victims Turn Eighteen: The Problematic Focus On Force, Fraud, And Coercion In U.S. Human Trafficking Laws, Julianne Siegfriedt Nov 2016

When Sex Trafficking Victims Turn Eighteen: The Problematic Focus On Force, Fraud, And Coercion In U.S. Human Trafficking Laws, Julianne Siegfriedt

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


License To Abuse: Confronting Coach-Inflicted Sexual Assault In American Olympic Sports, Haley O. Morton Nov 2016

License To Abuse: Confronting Coach-Inflicted Sexual Assault In American Olympic Sports, Haley O. Morton

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Voting To End Vulnerability: Understanding The Recent Proliferation Of State-Level Child Sex Trafficking Legislation, Kate Price, Keith Gunnar Bentele Nov 2016

Voting To End Vulnerability: Understanding The Recent Proliferation Of State-Level Child Sex Trafficking Legislation, Kate Price, Keith Gunnar Bentele

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

This Article first focuses on the history of CSEC (commercially sexually exploited children) legislation in the United States by contextualizing the history of state anti-trafficking laws within the larger anti-trafficking policy framework of federal U.S. statutes and United Nations’ (U.N.) protocols. The second and third sections address the variables, statistical model, and results of our data analysis. The fourth section discusses the implications of these findings. The Article concludes with practical considerations for future CSEC legislative efforts on the state level.


Introduction, Kate Price Nov 2016

Introduction, Kate Price

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Criminalizing “Private” Torture, Tania Tetlow Oct 2016

Criminalizing “Private” Torture, Tania Tetlow

William & Mary Law Review

This Article proposes a state crime against torture by private actors as a far better way to capture the harm of serious domestic violence. Current criminal law misses the cumulative terror of domestic violence by fracturing it into individualized, misdemeanor batteries. Instead, a torture statute would punish a pattern crime— the batterer’s use of repeated violence and threats for the purpose of controlling his victim. And, for the first time, a torture statute would ban nonviolent techniques committed with the intent to cause severe pain and suffering, including psychological torture, sexual degradation, and sleep deprivation.

Because serious domestic violence ...


The Year Of Magical Thinking: Fraud, Loss, And Grief, Jayne W. Barnard Jan 2014

The Year Of Magical Thinking: Fraud, Loss, And Grief, Jayne W. Barnard

Faculty Publications

In The Year of Magical Thinking, her wrenching memoir of the year following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion describes the episodes of magical thinking that forestalled her acceptance of Dunne's sudden absence from her life. In the hours after his death, she charged his cell phone. Weeks later, she gave his clothes to charity but kept his shoes because, she thought, "He would need shoes if he were to return."

Modern grief theory tells us that episodes like these are common during the months following a loved one's death, particularly when the death ...


How 'Duty To Retreat' Became 'Stand Your Ground', Jeffrey Bellin Mar 2012

How 'Duty To Retreat' Became 'Stand Your Ground', Jeffrey Bellin

Popular Media

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I'Ll Make You A Deal: How Repeat Informants Are Corrupting The Criminal Justice System And What To Do About It, Emily Jane Dodds Dec 2008

I'Ll Make You A Deal: How Repeat Informants Are Corrupting The Criminal Justice System And What To Do About It, Emily Jane Dodds

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Strategy For Mercy, Robert L. Misner Apr 2000

A Strategy For Mercy, Robert L. Misner

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Dead End Of Deterrence, And Beyond, Kyron Huigens Mar 2000

The Dead End Of Deterrence, And Beyond, Kyron Huigens

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Crimes Against Autonomy: Gerald Dworkin On The Enforcement Of Morality, Lawrence C. Becker Mar 1999

Crimes Against Autonomy: Gerald Dworkin On The Enforcement Of Morality, Lawrence C. Becker

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Romantic And Electronic Stalking In A College Context, Rebecca K. Lee Apr 1998

Romantic And Electronic Stalking In A College Context, Rebecca K. Lee

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Andenaes And The Theory Of Deterence, Larry I. Palmer Jan 1975

Andenaes And The Theory Of Deterence, Larry I. Palmer

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.