Discussion of the impact of Rhodes v. Chapman, 452 U.S. 337 (1981) on Eighth Amendment litigation of prison conditions.
In Depth Reading
Volume 12 Issue 1
Examination of retributive sentencing and its moral underpinnings; discusses the link between retributive sentencing and prison overcrowding.
Examination of the political and legal processes of prison expansion; proposal for how important decisions should be made by key stakeholders
Reflection on other professors' thoughts during the colloquium on how to reform the criminal justice system.
Volume 12 Issue 2
Examines ways the law can ensure democratic governance in the internal affairs of unions
Tracks the development of selective incapacitation as an alternative sentencing procedure; argues for rejection because its impossible to predict dangerousness
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
Volume 12 Issue 3
Responses by professor of child welfare and family law related to the role that the law should play in affecting family bonds and child placement
Analyzes historical practices of child welfare agency; discussion of themes of state intervention and role of gender in exacerbating problems of child abuse
Explanation of the psychological dimensions of child and parent; argument that privacy of family should be protected, and child's rights should be paramount
Discussion of the impact on child welfare law and policy of seminal works arguing for less state intervention in removing children from functional families