The CrimProf Blog is primarily written by Mark Godsay of the University of Cincinnati with contributions from Michael Zydney Mannheimer of Northern Kentucky University and Brooks Holland of Gonzaga. These three professors provide frequent updates on criminal law, with news from prominent cases in the area.
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The courtroom now includes Twitter. What? Twitter inside the courtroom? Yes, it’s true. A Colorado judge recently approved the use of Twitter, and blogs, inside the courtroom to cover an infant-abuse trial. Wichita Eagle (Kansas) reporter, Ron Sylvester, pushed for...
Legislators may change state law to recognize the innocence of a Fort Worth man convicted in Lubbock more than 20 years ago. State Sens. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, and Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, may clarify how the state compensates and exonerates wrongfully...
Melvin Jones says he screamed and begged for mercy as Chicago police touched metal clips to his feet and thighs, churned a hand-cranked device and sent shock waves of electricity through his body more than 25 years ago. He says...
Peter A. Joy (pictured) and Kevin C. McMunigal (Washington University School of Law and Case Western Reserve University - School of Law) have posted Deceit in Defense Investigations (Criminal Justice, Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall 2010) on SSRN. Here is...
Meehan Rasch has posted Rethinking Appellate 'Waiver' Rules: Forfeiture of Article III Review of Magistrate Judges and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 59’s Post-Olano Language Problem (Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice, Spring 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In...
The case is Wall v. Kholi. Here is the syllabus: Respondent was convicted in Rhode Island Superior Court on 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault and sentenced to consecutive life terms. His conviction became final on direct review on May...
The case is Skinner v. Switzer. Here is the syllabus: District Attorney’s Office for Third Judicial Dist. v. Osborne, 557 U. S. ___, ___, left unresolved the question whether a convicted state prisoner seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence may...
Dennis F. DiBari has posted Restoring Restitution: The Role of Proximate Causation in Child Pornography Possession Cases Where Restitution is Sought (Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 33, 2011, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The issue of causation is the...
in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 451 An Equilibrium-Adjustment Theory of the Fourth Amendment Orin S. Kerr, George Washington University - Law School, Date posted to database: January 26,...
Brenda V. Smith (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Side by Side Comparison of Standard to Address Prison Rape: National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards and Proposed Standard of U.S. Department of Justice for Adult Prisons and...