Discussion of alternative sentencing; argues that an immediate shift to alternative sentencing would not address the system's inherently punitive nature.
In Depth Reading
Volume 12 Issue 1
Analysis of recent trends in alternatives to incarceration; such reforms may increase criminal justice intervention without reductions in overall incarceration.
Selective incapacitation can remedy prison overcrowding by employing a careful examination of who should remain incarcerated.
Examination of retributive sentencing and its moral underpinnings; discusses the link between retributive sentencing and prison overcrowding.
Volume 12 Issue 2
The male sexual impulse is a means for courts to find that men and women are not similarly situated; application of this principle in different areas of the law.
Tracks the development of selective incapacitation as an alternative sentencing procedure; argues for rejection because its impossible to predict dangerousness.
Examines ways the law can ensure democratic governance in the internal affairs of unions
Volume 12 Issue 3
Discussion of the impact on child welfare law and policy of seminal works arguing for less state intervention in removing children from functional families.
Analyzes historical practices of child welfare agency; discussion of themes of state intervention and role of gender in exacerbating problems of child abuse.
Discussion of the controversial nature of psychoanalytic view of parent-child relationships; suggests it is an incorrect theory that generates proper outcomes
Explanation of the psychological dimensions of child and parent; argument that privacy of family should be protected, and child's rights should be paramount