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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dempsey, Hoyle & Bosworth on Sex Trafficking

Michelle Madden Dempsey Carolyn Hoyle and Mary Bosworth (Villanova University School of Law , University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) have posted Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps (Emory International Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article undertakes a comparative analysis of the UN definition of trafficking (Art 3, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children) and definitions of trafficking enacted in the domestic law of many state parties to the Protocol. The article identifies significant discrepancies between international and domestic definitions of trafficking and considers possible explanations for the gaps between the international and domestic law definitions.

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Parilo on Miranda and Prisoners

Michelle Parilo has posted Protecting Prisoners During Custodial Interrogations: The Road Forward After Howes v. Fields (Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice, Vol. 33, No. 1, p. 217, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In 1966, in Miranda v. Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court sought to mitigate the inherently coercive atmosphere of custodial interrogations to protect victims from involuntary self-incrimination. In analyzing custody for Miranda purposes, courts look at whether a reasonable person would feel that his freedom of movement had been restricted. When conducting this analysis for a prisoner questioned during incarceration, courts should thoroughly consider the negative psychological effects of prisons in order to understand the prisoner’s mindset. The Court had the opportunity to do so in Howes v. Fields, but it instead minimized the coercive effects of prisons. Moreover, the Court’s finding that the prisoner in Howes was not in Miranda custody is inconsistent with its past holdings. This Note argues that, in the future, courts should consider with greater nuance the negative effects of prisons in order to protect prisoners from making involun- tary confessions.

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Cassell, Marsh & Christiansen on Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

Paul G. Cassell James Marsh and Jeremy M. Christiansen (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law , Marsh Law Firm PLLC and University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law) have posted The Case for Full Restitution for Child Pornography Victims (George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article explores the issues of restitution to the victims of child pornography and other federal sex offenses in depth and contends that Congress meant what it said in Section 2259 — specifically that child pornography victims must receive an award for the “full amount” of their losses from any defendant convicted of harming them. This approach is consistent not only with the plain language of the statute but the well-established tort principle that any intentional wrongdoer is jointly and severally liable with other wrongdoers for an innocent victim’s losses. Requiring defendants to pay for the full amount of the losses that they have caused will address the significant financial losses suffered by child pornography victims.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 4459 The Dangers of Surveillance 
Neil M. Richards
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 25, 2013 
2 582 Foreword: Accounting for Technological Change 
Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University - Law School, 
Date posted to database: March 17, 2013 
3 389 Knives and the Second Amendment 
David B. KopelClayton E. Cramer,Joseph Olson
Independence Institute, College of Western Idaho, Hamline University - School of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 24, 2013 
4 317 Lanny Breuer and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement 
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 24, 2013 
5 283 Background Checks and Murder Rates 
Clayton E. Cramer
College of Western Idaho, 
Date posted to database: April 12, 2013 
6 233 Self-Defensive Force Against Cyber Attacks: Legal, Strategic and Political Dimensions 
Matthew C. Waxman
Columbia Law School, 
Date posted to database: March 21, 2013 
7 213 Overcharging 
Kyle Graham
Santa Clara University School of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 3, 2013 
Last Revised: March 19, 2013
8 184 Policing the Firm 
D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida - Levin College of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 9, 2013 
9 181 Antitrust Corporate Governance and Compliance 
Rosa M. Abrantes-MetzD. Daniel Sokol
Global Economics Group, LLC, University of Florida - Levin College of Law, 
Date posted to database: April 10, 2013 
10 165 Lafler and Frye: A New Constitutional Standard for Negotiation 
Rishi Batra
Texas Tech University School of Law, 
Date posted to database: March 21, 2013 

 

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