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. 39, No. 4, Fall

Examination of the White Collar Crime Penalty Enhancements in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (the Act) was signed into law on July 29, 2002. (1) The Act's passage was widely heralded as an historic occasion marked by the most comprehensive corporate reform measures enacted since the stock market crash of 1929. (2)...
Journalist's Privilege in Criminal Proceedings: An Analysis of United States Courts of Appeals' Decisions from 1973 to 1999
I. INTRODUCTION United States Courts of Appeals rarely are presented with the issue of journalist's privilege emanating from a criminal proceeding. In August 2001, however, the Fifth Circuit decided one of the most publicized journalist's privilege...
Penumbral Crimes
INTRODUCTION What should be done about criminal laws that people do not obey? Responses to noncompliance vary. Widespread violation of some criminal laws leads to emphatic calls for increased enforcement, while violation of other laws leads to...
The Discretionary Power of "Public" Prosecutors in Historical Perspective
INTRODUCTION History makes a fleeting appearance in recent debates about reforming the prosecutor's office. Opponents of the way discretion is currently exercised often contend that because a prosecutor is a public servant, he ought to protect...
The USA-PATRIOT Act and the American Response to Terror: Can We Protect Civil Liberties after September 11?
A Panel Discussion with Congressman Barney Frank, Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff, Professor David Cole, Mr. Stuart Taylor, Jr., and Ms. Beth Wilkinson Moderated by Mr. Jeffrey Toobin March 6, 2002 Georgetown University Law Center...