Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

This journal publishes articles in the field of criminal law and criminology, focusing on legal doctrine.

Articles from Vol. 103, No. 2, Spring

Child Pornography and the Restitution Revolution
Victims of child pornography are now successfully seeking restitution from defendants convicted of watching and trading their images. Restitution in child pornography cases, however, represents a dramatic departure from traditional concepts of restitution....
Compensation Statutes and Post-Exoneration Offending
Utilizing a data set of exonerees compiled from the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University, this study tracks the behavior of 118 exonerees following their releases and examines the effects of more than twenty variables on the exonerees'post-release...
Leveraging Death
B. STATISTICAL MODEL There are, essentially, two reasons why death-noticing and plea-bargaining decisions might be related. First, the decisions may be causally related. (173) Second, death noticing and plea bargaining may be related because they...
Structural Overdelegation in Criminal Procedure
In function, if not inform, criminal procedure is a type of delegation. It requires courts to select constitutional objectives and to decide how much discretionary authority to allocate to law enforcement officials in order to implement those objectives....
"The People" of Heller and Their Politics: Whether Illegal Aliens Should Have the Right to Bear Arms after United States V. Portillo-Munoz
I. INTRODUCTION In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment endows individuals, regardless of whether they are part of a militia, with the right to bear arms. (1) Although illegal aliens are...
Walking Firearms to Gunrunners: ATF's Flawed Operation in a Flawed System
On December 14, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed in a gun battle near the United States-Mexico border. (1) Near the scene, investigators found two AK-47 assault rifles, (2) regular tools of the trade for Mexican...