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Rape and the culture of the courtroom
Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates haveExpand
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Respect and the Fourth Amendment
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The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century: Technology, Privacy, and Human Emotions
I INTRODUCTION On July 3, 2001, the Tampa, Florida, Police Department began using FaceIt, a video surveillance system based on face-recognition software, in Ybor City, a downtown nightilfe district.Expand
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Forgetting Freud: The Courts' Fear of the Subconscious in Date Rape (and Other) Cases
Trial and appellate courts are often very resistant to using the lessons of social science in crafting substantive criminal law and evidentiary doctrines. Using the courts' refusal to accept theExpand
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High Expectations and Some Wounded Hopes: The Policy and Politics of a Uniform Statute on Videotaping Custodial Interrogations
Much has been written about the need to videotape the entire process of police interrogation of suspects. Videotaping discourages abusive interrogation techniques, improves police training in properExpand
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Wrongly Accused: Is Race a Factor in Convicting the Innocent?
I made an unusual choice in deciding to write this informal essay about race and innocence. The choice is unusual because my primary purpose in doing so is to flaunt my ignorance on the subject—toExpand
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The Rule of Criminal Law: Why Courts and Legislatures Ignore Richard Delgado’s Rotten Social Background
This article was written in connection with the 25th anniversary of the publication of Professor Richard Delgado's piece on the rotten social background defense. That defense seeks to mitigateExpand
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Daredevil and the Death Penalty
What can the recent movie, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, teach us about the death penalty? Daredevil the movie is based on the well-known Marvel comic series. For the comic-book-challenged amongExpand
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Judging Jena's DA: The Prosecutor and Racial Esteem
In the Jena 6 case, six African-American high school students were arrested for assault charges allegedly arising out of a series of confrontations between black and white students stemming from aExpand
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