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Monday, October 9, 2006

CrimProf Jack Chin on "Daily Show" Tonight

Chin_1 Set your TIVOs, because Arizona CrimProf Jack Chin will be making an appearance on the Daily Show with John Stewart" tonight.  More details to follow.

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Sunday, October 8, 2006

This Week's Top Five Crim Papers

Ssrn_17_18The top 5 crim papers for this week, with number of recent downloads, from SSRN are:

(1) 178 The Fourth Amendment in Cyberspace: Can Encryption Create a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?
Orin S. Kerr,
George Washington University - Law School,
Date posted to database: September 4, 2006
Last Revised: September 5, 2006
(2) 154 Manson v. Brathwaite Revisited: Towards a New Rule of Decision for Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Identification Procedures
Timothy O'Toole, Giovanna E. Shay,
Affiliation Unknown, Yale University,
Date posted to database: July 14, 2006
Last Revised: July 14, 2006
(3) 135 The First Amendment as Criminal Procedure
Daniel J. Solove,
George Washington University Law School,
Date posted to database: August 18, 2006
Last Revised: September 22, 2006
(4) 112 Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Readiness for Rehabilitation
David B. Wexler,
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law,
Date posted to database: September 8, 2006
Last Revised: September 14, 2006
(5) 109 Full and Fair by What Measure?: International Law Standards Regulating Military Commission Procedure
David W. Glazier,
Loyola Law School Los Angeles,
Date posted to database: April 18, 2006
Last Revised: September 7, 2006

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The New School Hosts "Punishment: The U.S. Record" Conference

The "Punishment: The U.S. Record" conference will take place at The New School for Social Research on November 30 and December 1, 2006. It is the 16th conference in the Social Research conference series, dedicated to enhancing public understanding of pressing social issues.  Here is the premise of the Conference:

"We are convening this conference at a time when our nation's prison population has soared by more than 600% since the 1970s, despite a drop in crime rates. As of 2005, over two million people were imprisoned in this country: almost one in every 136 U.S. residents. Black men, who make up 6% of the U.S. population, comprise over 40% of our prison population. A black male born today has a 32% chance of spending time in prison. Eleven states do not allow ex-cons to vote. Nearly 2,800,000
American children have at least one parent in prison or jail.

We ask, what does this mean for our democracy? Where do our concepts of punishment come from? What is the effect on our families, communities and the economy of our staggeringly high incarceration rate?" More Info. . . [Mark Godsey]

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Noted Criminologist Speaks on Globalization and the Future of Crime and Justice

WondersGlobalization's impact on crime and justice issues will be the subject when a noted criminologist visits the Western Michigan University campus Oct. 12.

Dr. Nancy Wonders, professor and chair of Northern Arizona University Department of Criminal Justice, will speak on "Globalization and the Future of Crime and Justice" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 209 of the Bernhard Center. The presentation, part of the Kercher Symposium Series, is sponsored by the WMU Department of Sociology and is free and open to the public.

Wonders' talk will cover many of the most critical crime and justice issues facing the world today, including transnational crime, illegal immigration, terrorism, human trafficking, identity theft and environmental crime. Wonders will argue that many of these harmful behaviors are linked to new global conditions, especially the changing character of national borders. If we genuinely wish to prevent these harmful behaviors, she says, it is essential for current and future criminologists to better understand their complex causes.

Wonders is internationally recognized for her research on inequality and justice, sex tourism, and critical and feminist criminology, as well as her work on globalization, migration and border issues.

Contact Info. . . [Mark Godsey]

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