American Criminal Law Review

American Criminal Law Review is a magazine covering criminal law in the U.S. It is published quarterly by Georgetown University Law Center.Subjects for American Criminal Law Review include: Police, Penology, and Penal Institutions; Law.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter

Cruel and Unusual Punishment in United States Prisons: Sexual Harassment among Male Inmates
The minute I walked in[to the prison] there was this uproar. They [inmates] hollered obscenities and all sorts of names. They [officers] told me to walk down the middle of this line like I was on exhibition. I was shaking in my boots. They were screaming...
Polygraph Evidence in Federal Courts: Should It Be Admissible?
In 1993, the United States Supreme Court established a new standard for the admissibility of scientific evidence in federal courts under Federal Rule of Evidence 702. The Court's decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(1) required...
The Case of Ex Parte Lange (or How the Double Jeopardy Clause Lost Its "Life or Limb")
I. INTRODUCTION The familiar phrase "jeopardy of life or limb" had a literal, real, immediate, and probably terrifying meaning to the Founding Fathers, especially to those bold enough to sign the Declaration of Independence or to fight in the Revolution....
The Troubling Entrapment Defense: How about an Economic Approach?
I. INTRODUCTION Although the idea of entrapment may have existed since biblical times,(1) courts and commentators continue to differ over basic issues regarding the entrapment defense. Today, questions remain regarding why the defense exists, what...