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“Private” Crime In Public Housing: Violent Victimization, Fear Of Crime And Social Isolation Among Women Public Housing Residents, Claire M. Renzetti, Shana L. Maier Dec 2002

“Private” Crime In Public Housing: Violent Victimization, Fear Of Crime And Social Isolation Among Women Public Housing Residents, Claire M. Renzetti, Shana L. Maier

CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Although public housing is typically associated with high crime rates, little research has been done on fear of crime or violent victimization experiences among public housing residents. Moreover, there are few studies that look specifically at women’s fear of crime or violent victimization experiences in public housing, despite the fact that women constitute the majority of public housing residents. These issues were examined in the present study through interviews with female public housing residents in Camden, New Jersey (NJ). The interviews reveal high rates of violent victimization, especially at the hands of intimates and acquaintances. Fear of crime is also …


Should The Victims' Rights Movement Have Influence Over Criminal Law Formulation And Adjudication?, Paul H. Robinson May 2002

Should The Victims' Rights Movement Have Influence Over Criminal Law Formulation And Adjudication?, Paul H. Robinson

All Faculty Scholarship

The victims' rights movement has come into increasing influence in setting criminal justice policy. What can be said about where its influence should be heeded, and where it should not? With regard to substantive criminal law in particular, should the victims' rights movement have influence over its formulation and adjudication? The short answer, on which I'll elaborate below, is that it ought to have influence over criminal law formulation but not necessarily over criminal law adjudication. It ought to have influence over criminal law formulation because there is great benefit in formulations that track shared lay intuitions of justice, and …


Crossing The Line: Juvenile Transfer And Prison Violence, Jessica M. Huffman Apr 2002

Crossing The Line: Juvenile Transfer And Prison Violence, Jessica M. Huffman

Sociology & Criminal Justice Theses & Dissertations

The juvenile court has long held caring and rehabilitation as it's objective for those persons who commit crimes while under age 18. However, arguably, that goal has been compromised with the use of juvenile transfers. Some research has been done on the use of transfers, but little has studied the effects of incarcerating juveniles with adult prisoners at the state level. This thesis examines the use of the juvenile transfer and the effects it has with respect to prison violence using states in the U.S. as the unit of analysis. It was hypothesized that prison violence would increase with an …


Owing To The Extreme Youth Of The Accused: The Changing Legal Response To Juvenile Homicide, David S. Tanenhaus, Steven A. Drizin Jan 2002

Owing To The Extreme Youth Of The Accused: The Changing Legal Response To Juvenile Homicide, David S. Tanenhaus, Steven A. Drizin

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Homicides Among Chicago Families: 1870-1930, Roland Chilton Jan 2002

Homicides Among Chicago Families: 1870-1930, Roland Chilton

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Shafer V. South Carolina: Another Missed Opportunity To Remove Juror Ignorance As A Factor In Capital Sentencing, William Baarsma Jan 2002

Shafer V. South Carolina: Another Missed Opportunity To Remove Juror Ignorance As A Factor In Capital Sentencing, William Baarsma

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


What Were They Smoking: The Supreme Court's Latest Step In A Long, Strange Trip Through The Fourth Amendment, Daniel Mckenzie Jan 2002

What Were They Smoking: The Supreme Court's Latest Step In A Long, Strange Trip Through The Fourth Amendment, Daniel Mckenzie

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


City Of Indianapolis V. Edmond: The Constitutionality Of Drug Interdiction Checkpoints, Ann Mulligan Jan 2002

City Of Indianapolis V. Edmond: The Constitutionality Of Drug Interdiction Checkpoints, Ann Mulligan

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Understanding Infanticide In Context: Mothers Who Kill, 1870-1930 And Today, Michelle Oberman Jan 2002

Understanding Infanticide In Context: Mothers Who Kill, 1870-1930 And Today, Michelle Oberman

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Wife Murder In Chicago: 1910-1930, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Ben Altman Jan 2002

Wife Murder In Chicago: 1910-1930, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Ben Altman

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Lunatics And Anarchists: Political Homicide In Chicago, Edward M. Burke Jan 2002

Lunatics And Anarchists: Political Homicide In Chicago, Edward M. Burke

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Afterword To Lunatics And Anarchists: Political Homicide In Chicago, Leigh B. Bienen, Thomas J. O'Gorman Jan 2002

Afterword To Lunatics And Anarchists: Political Homicide In Chicago, Leigh B. Bienen, Thomas J. O'Gorman

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Homicide In New York, Los Angeles And Chicago, Eric H. Monkkonen Jan 2002

Homicide In New York, Los Angeles And Chicago, Eric H. Monkkonen

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Firearm Deaths, Gun Availability, And Legal Regulatory Changes: Suggestions From The Data, Greg S. Weaver Jan 2002

Firearm Deaths, Gun Availability, And Legal Regulatory Changes: Suggestions From The Data, Greg S. Weaver

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Capital Punishment For The Crime Of Homicide In Chicago: 1870-1930, Derral Cheatwood Jan 2002

Capital Punishment For The Crime Of Homicide In Chicago: 1870-1930, Derral Cheatwood

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


I Loved Joe, But I Had To Shoot Him: Homicide By Women In Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago, Jeffrey S. Adler Jan 2002

I Loved Joe, But I Had To Shoot Him: Homicide By Women In Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago, Jeffrey S. Adler

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Terrorism And Utilitarianism: Lessons From, And For, Criminal Law, Paul Butler Jan 2002

Foreword: Terrorism And Utilitarianism: Lessons From, And For, Criminal Law, Paul Butler

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Federal Habeas Review: The Supreme Court's Failure To Apply Williams Consistently, Marry Connell Grubb Jan 2002

Federal Habeas Review: The Supreme Court's Failure To Apply Williams Consistently, Marry Connell Grubb

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Blurring The Line: Impact Of Offense-Specific Sixth Amendment Right To Counsel, Melissa Minas Jan 2002

Blurring The Line: Impact Of Offense-Specific Sixth Amendment Right To Counsel, Melissa Minas

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Questions Unanswered: The Fifth Amendment And Innocent Witnesses, Angela Roxas Jan 2002

Questions Unanswered: The Fifth Amendment And Innocent Witnesses, Angela Roxas

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Book Review Jan 2002

Book Review

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Cook County Criminal Law Practice In 1929: A Community's Response To Crime And A Notorious Trial, Thomas F. Geraghty Jan 2002

Cook County Criminal Law Practice In 1929: A Community's Response To Crime And A Notorious Trial, Thomas F. Geraghty

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Learning From The Past, Living In The Present: Understanding Homicide In Chicago, 1870-1930, Leigh B. Bienen, Brandon Rottinghaus Jan 2002

Learning From The Past, Living In The Present: Understanding Homicide In Chicago, 1870-1930, Leigh B. Bienen, Brandon Rottinghaus

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Life Terms Or Death Sentences: The Uneasy Relationship Between Judicial Elections And Capital Punishment, Richard R. W. Brooks, Steven Raphael Jan 2002

Life Terms Or Death Sentences: The Uneasy Relationship Between Judicial Elections And Capital Punishment, Richard R. W. Brooks, Steven Raphael

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


United States V. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative: Whatever Happened To Federalism, Caroline Herman Jan 2002

United States V. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative: Whatever Happened To Federalism, Caroline Herman

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Recent Books Jan 2002

Recent Books

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

No abstract provided.


Excuses And Dispositions In Criminal Law, Claire Oakes Finkelstein Jan 2002

Excuses And Dispositions In Criminal Law, Claire Oakes Finkelstein

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Criminal Law Scholarship: Three Illusions, Paul H. Robinson Jan 2002

Criminal Law Scholarship: Three Illusions, Paul H. Robinson

All Faculty Scholarship

The paper criticizes criminal law scholarship for helping to construct and failing to expose analytic structures that falsely claim a higher level of rationality and coherence than current criminal law theory deserves. It offers illustrations of three such illusions of rationality. First, it is common in criminal law discourse for scholars and judges to cite any of the standard litany of "the purposes of punishment" -- just deserts, deterrence, incapacitation of the dangerous, rehabilitation, and sometimes other purposes -- as a justification for one or another liability rule or sentencing practice. The cited "purpose" gives the rules an aura of …


A Broken System, Part Ii: Why There Is So Much Error In Capital Cases And What Can Be Done About It, James S. Liebman, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Andrew Gelman, Valerie West, Garth Davies, Alexander Kiss Jan 2002

A Broken System, Part Ii: Why There Is So Much Error In Capital Cases And What Can Be Done About It, James S. Liebman, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Andrew Gelman, Valerie West, Garth Davies, Alexander Kiss

Faculty Scholarship

There is growing awareness that serious, reversible error permeates America’s death penalty system, putting innocent lives at risk, heightening the suffering of victims, leaving killers at large, wasting tax dollars, and failing citizens, the courts and the justice system.

Our June 2000 Report shows how often mistakes occur and how serious it is: 68% of all death verdicts imposed and fully reviewed during the 1973-1995 study period were reversed by courts due to serious errors.

Analyses presented for the first time here reveal that 76% of the reversals at the two appeal stages where data are available for study were …