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. 46, No. 3, Summer

Bright Lines on the Road: The Fourth Amendment, the Automatic Companion Rule, the "Automatic Container" Rule, and a New Rule for Drug- or Firearm-Related Traffic Stop Companion Searches Incident to Lawful Arrest
INTRODUCTION I. CURRENT LAW, HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, AND UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS A. The State of the Law B. History & Development of the Fourth Amendment as It Applies to Automobiles 1. What is a Search? 2....
Collateral Damage? Juvenile Snitches in America's "Wars" on Drugs, Crime, and Gangs
INTRODUCTION: WHERE'S WALLACE? I. OPERATING OFF THE RADAR: THE REGIMENT OF JUVENILE INFORMANTS A. Mission Defined B. Recruitment Efforts C. Deployment Levels D. Operating Procedures II. BORDER CONFLICT: PARENS...
Crawford at Its Limits: Hearsay and Forfeiture in Child Abuse Cases
INTRODUCTION Child abuse cases present some of the most challenging issues in criminal justice. Judges are often in a position where they must balance a defendant's fight to confront her accusers in court, the practical difficulties of forcing a...
Criminal Responsibility in the Age of "Mind-Reading"
While academics debate whether advances in the neurosciences eviscerate notions of guilt and innocence precipitating the demise of the criminal justice system as we know it, in the courtroom practitioners on both sides are busy exploiting the novelty...
Reviving Hope for Domestic Violence Prosecutions: Giles V. California
INTRODUCTION On June 10, 2004, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Eric Sandoval visited the home of Rickey Glen Luster and his wife, Barbara. (1) The Deputy Sheriff visited the Luster home because Barbara's psychologist asked the police to check...