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Brief Of Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondent, Robert Calvin Brown, Iii V. State Of Maryland, No. 08-118, Brenda Bratton Blom Mar 2009

Brief Of Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondent, Robert Calvin Brown, Iii V. State Of Maryland, No. 08-118, Brenda Bratton Blom

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Amici brief filed by the University of Maryland School of Law’s Clinical Program and members of the Baltimore legal community including legal educators, lawyers, student attorneys, service providers, government administrators, community based organizations, and nationally recognized individuals from community justice initiatives and organizations on Respondent’s behalf. The individuals and organizations represented in the brief have all collaborated together to build and support what are colloquially known as “problem solving dockets”: courts that are specialized, alternative sentencing dockets that offer diversionary programs to qualified offenders. The dockets are run out of Maryland’s district and circuit courts, but not ...


A Circumspect Look At Problem-Solving Courts, Richard C. Boldt Jan 2009

A Circumspect Look At Problem-Solving Courts, Richard C. Boldt

Faculty Scholarship

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Violence On The Brain: A Critique Of Neuroscience In Criminal Law, Amanda C. Pustilnik Jan 2009

Violence On The Brain: A Critique Of Neuroscience In Criminal Law, Amanda C. Pustilnik

Faculty Scholarship

Is there such a thing as a criminally "violent brain"? Does it make sense to speak of "the neurobiology of violence" or the "psychopathology of crime"? Is it possible to answer on a physiological level what makes one person engage in criminal violence and another not, under similar circumstances?

This Article first demonstrates parallels between certain current claims about the neurobiology of criminal violence and past movements that were concerned with the law and neuroscience of violence: phrenology, Lombrosian biological criminology, and lobotomy. It then engages in a substantive review and critique of several current claims about the neurological bases ...


Autonomy Feminism: An Anti-Essentialist Critique Of Mandatory Interventions In Domestic Violence Cases, Leigh S. Goodmark Jan 2009

Autonomy Feminism: An Anti-Essentialist Critique Of Mandatory Interventions In Domestic Violence Cases, Leigh S. Goodmark

Faculty Scholarship

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Extraordinary And Compelling: A Re-Examination Of The Justifications For Compassionate Release, William W. Berry Iii Jan 2009

Extraordinary And Compelling: A Re-Examination Of The Justifications For Compassionate Release, William W. Berry Iii

Maryland Law Review

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State V. Baby: One Step Forward For Maryland— Protecting A Woman’S Right To Withdraw Consent, But Sending A Conflicting Message To Appellate Courts Reviewing Multiple-Conviction Cases, Michelle D. Albert Jan 2009

State V. Baby: One Step Forward For Maryland— Protecting A Woman’S Right To Withdraw Consent, But Sending A Conflicting Message To Appellate Courts Reviewing Multiple-Conviction Cases, Michelle D. Albert

Maryland Law Review

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Christian V. State: An Unnecessary Overcorrection Threatens The Law Of Criminal Assault, Christopher Dahl Jan 2009

Christian V. State: An Unnecessary Overcorrection Threatens The Law Of Criminal Assault, Christopher Dahl

Maryland Law Review

No abstract provided.


Price V. State: The Price Is Not Right—Maryland’S Showcase Showdown With Inconsistent Criminal Jury Verdicts, Bryan L. Mosca Jan 2009

Price V. State: The Price Is Not Right—Maryland’S Showcase Showdown With Inconsistent Criminal Jury Verdicts, Bryan L. Mosca

Maryland Law Review

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Death By Incarceration As A Cruel And Unusual Punishment When Applied To Juveniles: Extending Roper To Life Without Parole, Our Other Death Penalty, Robert Johnson, Sonia Tabriz Jan 2009

Death By Incarceration As A Cruel And Unusual Punishment When Applied To Juveniles: Extending Roper To Life Without Parole, Our Other Death Penalty, Robert Johnson, Sonia Tabriz

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

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Criminalization Of Housing: A Revolving Door That Results In Boarded Up Doors In Low-Income Neighborhoods In Baltimore, Maryland, Sarah Spangler Rhine Jan 2009

Criminalization Of Housing: A Revolving Door That Results In Boarded Up Doors In Low-Income Neighborhoods In Baltimore, Maryland, Sarah Spangler Rhine

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

No abstract provided.