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Monday, February 6, 2006

This Week's Top 5 Crim Papers

Ssrn_9This week's top 5 crim papers, with number of recent downloads from SSRN, are as follows:

(1) 128 Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate
John J. Donohue, Justin Wolfers,
Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department ,
Date posted to database: December 19, 2005
Last Revised: January 4, 2006
(2) 124 Law, Science, and Morality: A Review of Richard Posner's 'The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory'
John Mikhail,
Georgetown University - Law Center,
Date posted to database: January 24, 2006
Last Revised: February 5, 2006
(3) 87 Giarratano is a Scarecrow: The Right to Counsel in State Capital Post-Conviction Proceedings
Eric M. Freedman,
Hofstra School of Law,
Date posted to database: January 6, 2006
Last Revised: February 1, 2006
(4) 78 No Penis, No Problem
Kay L. Levine,
Emory University - School of Law,
Date posted to database: December 8, 2005
Last Revised: January 24, 2006
(5) 75 Hamdi's Habeas Puzzle: Suspension as Authorization?
Trevor W. Morrison,
Cornell University - School of Law,
Date posted to database: December 14, 2005
Last Revised: January 30, 2006 

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Sunday, February 5, 2006

Returning Prisoner Simulation at Wisconsin

Wisconsin_logo The Frank J. Remington Center of the UW Law School is co-sponsor of a “Returning Prisoner Simulation Program,” organized jointly by the Social Action Committee of Temple Beth El and the Madison-area Urban Ministry (MUM), to be presented Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 5:30 pm at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive in Madison.

The event is open to the public.  Admission cost is $10, which includes materials and a light supper.

During the evening, participants will learn about the difficulties that returning prisoners face in re-entering society and about the impact on everyone in the community.  The program will begin with the documentary Today’s Prisoners, Tomorrow’s Neighbors and then present a simulation activity in which participants take on the identity of a parolee in his or her first month back in the community. The evening is expected to be an eye-opening opportunity to walk in the shoes of a former prisoner.

The event will end with a debriefing, allowing participants to exchange ideas on their own potential roles in assisting returning prisoners’ re-entry.

For more information, contact Heidi Lauhon by phone at 608-238-3123 or e-mail her at  To register, send a check for $10, made out to Temple Beth El, with name of participant and identifying the MUM Prisoner Re-entry Simulation, to: Attn: Heidi, Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI  53711.

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Australia: Insurer Says Cars Lack Crime Safety Features

Especially for women, such as opening doors and turning on lights remotely.

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UK: WWII Nazi War Crime Investigations Continue

Story here.

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Jury Selection Begins in Moussaoui Trial

Story here.

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