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Monday, October 1, 2012

Farrar on Identity Crime

John Hynes Farrar (Bond University Faculty of Law) has posted Fighting Identity Crime (Bond Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Identity crime is on the increase in most jurisdictions and is a matter of concern to governments and financial institutions as well as victims. In a 2003 study the cost of identity fraud to Australia in 2001-2 was estimated to be $1.1 billion. Only 38% was identified as direct losses. The majority of costs related to resources to combat identity crime. In the United Kingdom the Home Office estimated that for 2007 the cost was £1.2 billion or £25 for every adult in Britain. The subject raises interesting conceptual questions as well as the practical problems of legislating, investigating and prosecuting these types of offences. The techniques of identity crime are well known yet surprisingly little work has been done on profiling this type of fraudster although there is general agreement that identity crime is now being perpetrated by organized crime which is operating on an international basis. 

October 1, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Smith on Female Sexual Abuse of Males in Custody

Smith brenda vBrenda V. Smith (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody (UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1690, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article examines female-perpetrated sexual abuse in custodial settings and its place at the intersection of race, class, and gender in order to disentangle complex and overlapping narratives of abuse, sex, desire, and transgression. Ultimately, this Article confronts our discomfort with and reluctance to acknowledge the fact that women sexually abuse men and boys in custody, and it offers possible explanations for these behaviors. 

October 1, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 509 Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A Close Reading with Fourth Amendment Guidance for Cops and Perps 
Caleb E. Mason
Southwestern Law School, 
Date posted to database: August 13, 2012 
2 242 Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
Stephen J. ChoiKevin E. Davis
New York University (NYU) - School of Law, New York University (NYU) - School of Law, 
Date posted to database: July 24, 2012 [3rd last week]
3 232 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement as Seen through Wal-Mart's Potential Exposure 
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law, 
Date posted to database: September 13, 2012 [4th last week]
4 174 A Technology-Centered Approach to Quantitative Privacy 
David C. GrayDanielle Keats Citron
University of Maryland-Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law, 
Date posted to database: August 15, 2012 [5th last week]
5 167 The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: A Critical Analysis 
Kevin Jon Heller
Melbourne Law School, 
Date posted to database: August 5, 2012 [6th last week]
6 159 Arthur Andersen and the Myth of the Corporate Death Penalty: Corporate Criminal Convictions in the Twenty-First Century 
Gabriel Markoff
Southern District of Texas, 
Date posted to database: August 21, 2012 [7th last week]
7 151 Illuminating Innumeracy 
Lisa Milot
University of Georgia - School of Law, 
Date posted to database: August 1, 2012 [8th last week]
8 148 The Heart of Mens Rea and the Insanity of Psychopaths 
Craig A. Stern
Regent University School of Law, 
Date posted to database: July 27, 2012 [10th last week]
9 146 'Becker on Ewald on Foucault on Becker': American Neoliberalism and Michel Foucault's 1979 'Birth of Biopolitics' Lectures 
Gary S. BeckerFrancois Ewald,Bernard E. Harcourt
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, 
Date posted to database: September 5, 2012 
10 132 Standing Up for Mr. Nesbitt 
Stephen W. Smith
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 
Date posted to database: September 8, 2012 [new to top ten]

 

September 30, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)