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Rethinking Immigration Detention, Anil Kalhan Apr 2010

Rethinking Immigration Detention, Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

In recent years, scholars have drawn attention to the myriad ways in which the lines between criminal enforcement and immigration control have blurred in law and public discourse. This essay analyzes this convergence in the context of immigration detention. For decades, courts and observers have documented and analyzed a wide range of detention-related concerns, including mandatory and presumed custody, coercion and other due process violations, inadequate access to counsel, prolonged and indefinite custody, inadequate conditions of confinement, and violations of international law obligations. With the number of detainees skyrocketing since the 1990s, these concerns have rapidly proliferated - to the …


Preventive Detention, Character Evidence, And The New Criminal Law, Ted Sampsell-Jones Jan 2010

Preventive Detention, Character Evidence, And The New Criminal Law, Ted Sampsell-Jones

Faculty Scholarship

A new criminal law has emerged in the last quarter century. The dominant goal of the new criminal law is preventive detention-incarceration to incapacitate dangerous persons. The emergence of the new criminal law has remade both sentencing law and definitions of crimes themselves. The new criminal law has also begun to remake the law of evidence. As incapacitation has become an accepted goal of criminal punishment, the rationale of the character rule has become less compelling, and the rule itself has begun to wane in criminal practice. These changes have been subtle, but they have also been both radical and …


What Are We Doing To The Children?: An Essay On Juvenile (In)Justice, Michael E. Tigar Jan 2010

What Are We Doing To The Children?: An Essay On Juvenile (In)Justice, Michael E. Tigar

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