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. 3, Summer

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Sharing Grand Jury Information with the Intelligence Community under the USA Patriot Act
As a British politician supposedly once stated, democracies respond when there is blood in the streets. (1) In response to the tragic and horrifying events of September 11, Congress moved with virtually unprecedented speed to enact a sweeping new...
Curbing Prosecutorial Misconduct in Capital Cases: Imposing Prohibitions on Improper Penalty Trial Arguments
I. INTRODUCTION 1147 II. WHY PER SE RULES ARE APPROPRIATE 1157 A. Ensuring Reliability in Capital Sentencing 1158 B. Deterring Clearly Improper...
Is Any of This Making Sense? Reflecting on Guilty Pleas to Aid Criminal Juror Comprehension
INTRODUCTION 1188 I. OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS 1193 II. EXTENT OF JUROR CONFUSION 1196 A. Anecdotal Evidence of...
"Oh My Darling Clemency": Existing or Possible Limitations on the Use of the Presidential Pardon Power
I. INTRODUCTION "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."--John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton, Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton (1) Executive clemency exists to serve the public welfare. Presidential pardons...