Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, July

Local Policing in a Post-9/11 World
I believe that the era following September 11, 2001 ("September 11" or "9/11") will be remembered as the golden age of law enforcement, the age of a bold paradigm shift inspired by the great challenges we face. It is instructive first to reflect on...
Policing Post-9/11
This essay was originally envisioned as a straightforward presentation and review of policing America in 2005. Life is seldom as uncomplicated as it may first appear. As my research progressed it became apparent that commenting on aspects of present-day...
Securing America's Capital
INTRODUCTION Faced with the challenge of nearly constant threat alerts and reactive solutions in the form of concrete barriers and cordoned-off streets, federal planners in Washington, D.C. are pioneering the field of security design. The nation's...
The Dangers of Fighting Terrorism with Technocommunitarianism: Constitutional Protections of Free Expression, Exploration, and Unmonitored Activity in Urban Spaces
The narrower the circle to which we commit ourselves, the less freedom of individuality we possess.... In a narrow circle, one can preserve one's individuality, as a rule, in only two ways. Either one leads the circle (it is for this reason that strong...
The "Threat of Terrorism" and the Right to the City
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES Security in the face of a declared threat of terrorism dominates much of the discussion about city life in the United States today, with frequent reference to the events of September 11, 2001 ("September...
Will 9/11 Continue to Take a Toll on America's Cities?
What are the implications for planning and policing America's cities in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 ("September 11" or "9/11") and Oklahoma City? These events represent terrible tragedies, and planning and the other disciplines represented...
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