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Browse featured Articles from past issues of the American Journal of Criminal Law


Volume 40:3

Article: No Contest: Why Protective Orders Provide Victims Superior Protection to Bond Conditions by Paula Pierce and Brian Quillen

Note: Drawing Sensible Borders for the Definition of “Foreign Official” under the FCPA by Alexander G. Hughes

Note: A Principled Approach to the Standard of Proof for Affirmative Defenses in Criminal Trials by Jonathan Levy

Note: Fishing with Landmines: Healthcare Fraud and the Civil False Claims Act—Where We Are, How We Got Here, and the Case for More Trials by Joseph W. Golinkin II


Volume 40:2

Article: Constitutional Penumbras and Prophylactic Rights: The Right to Counsel and the “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree” by Michael A. Cantrell

Article: A Presumptive In-Custody Analysis to Police-Conducted School Interrogations by Sally Terry Green

Article: Florence and the Machine: The Supreme Court Upholds Suspicionless Strip Searches Resulting from Computer Error by George M. Dery III

Note: Understanding Hate Crime Statutes and Building Towards a Better System in Texas by Ben Gillis


Volume 40:1

Article: Seventeen, Going on Eighteen: An Operational and Fiscal Analysis of a Proposal to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in Texas by Michele Deitch, Rebecca Breeden, Ross Weingarten

Article: The Supposed Strength of Hopelessness: The Supreme Court Further Undermines Miranda in Howes v. Fields by George M. Dery III

Note: “Ag-Gag” Legislation and Public Choice Theory: Maintaining a Diffuse Public by Limiting Information by Jessica Pitts


Volume 39:3

Article: Predators and Propensity: The Proper Approach for Determining the Admissibility of Prior Bad Acts Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions by Basyle J. Tchividjian

Article: Trashing Our System of Justice? Overturning Jury Verdicts Where Evidence is Found in the Computer’s Cache by J. Elizabeth McBath

Note: Parsing the Reasonable Person: The Case of Self-Defense by Andrew Ingram


Volume 39:2

Article: Objectifying and Identifying in the Theory of Excuse by Anders Kaye

Article: One-Book, Two Sentences: Ex Post Facto Considerations of the One-Book Rule After United States v. Kumar by Andrew C. Adams

Article: The Decision Zone: The New State of Interrogation Created by Berghuis v. Thompkins by Meghan Morris

Note: Dormant Data: Why and How to Make Good Use of Deaths in Custody Reporting by Matt Lloyd


Volume 39:1

Article: The “Dominant Influence” Test: The FCPA’s “Instrumentality” and “Foreign Official” Requirements and the Investment Activity of Sovereign Wealth Funds by Court E. Golumbic and Jonathan P. Adams

Article: Providing Immigration Advice During Criminal Proceedings: Preempting Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims When Non-Citizen Aliens Seek to Withdraw Guilty Pleas to Avoid Adverse Immigration Counsequences by Maryellen Meymarians

Article: A Survey of Federal and State Standards for the Admission of Expert Testimony on the Reliability of Eyewitnesses by George Vallas

Note: Qualified Support: Death Qualification, Equal Protection, and Race by Alec T. Swafford


Volume 38:3

Article: Quantifying Katz: Empirically Measuring “Reasonable Expectations of Privacy” in the Fourth Amendment Context by Henry F. Fradella, Weston J. Morrow, Ryan G. Fischer, and Connie Ireland

Article: Who Can Testify About Lab Results after Melendez-Diaz and Bullcoming?: Surrogate Testimony and the Confrontation Clause by Jesse J. Norris

Note: The Failures of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts and the Unstable Confrontation Clause by Andrew W. Eichner


Volume 38:2

Article: The Civil Case at the Heart of Criminal Procedure: In Re Winship, Stigma, and the Civil-Criminal Distinction by W. David Ball

Article: Asset Forfeiture as a Form of Punishment: A Case for Integrating Asset Forfeiture into Criminal Sentencing by Catherine E. McCaw

Article: What Herring Hath Wrought: An Analysis of Post-Herring Cases in the Federal Courts by Claire Angelique Nolasco, Rolando V. del Carmen, and Michael S. Vaughn

Note: The Good Left Undone: How to Stop Sex Offender Laws From Causing Unnecessary Harm at the Expense of Effectiveness by Catherine Wagner


Volume 38:1

Article: Criminal Procedure, Jury Discrimination & the Pre-Davis Intent Doctrine: The Seeds of a Weak Equal Protection Clause by Brando Simeo Starkey

Article: The Second Generation of Racial Profiling by Dov Fox

Note: Juror Misconduct and the Internet by Daniel William Bell

Note: Preserving Innocence: Protecting Child Victims in the Post-Crawford Legal System by Andrew W. Eichner


Volume 37:3

Article: Criminalizing Day-to-Day Life: A Socio-Legal Critique of Gang Injunctions by Beth Caldwell

Article: Special Populations and the Importance of Prison Oversight by Michele Deitch

Note: The Problem of ‘Proceeds’ in the Era of FERA by Jon Reidy

Note: Criminal Malpractice: Avoiding the Chutes and Using the Ladders by Cort Thomas