Synopsis of 1983 colloquium on prison overcrowding.
In Depth Reading
Volume 12 Issue 1
Introduction of keynote speaker Judge Morris Lasker
Response to panel and paper on institutional responses to overcrowding.
Discussion led by Graham Hughes on the Question of Appropriate Sentences: Responding to Prison Overcrowding Through Sentencing Policy.
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
Disparate treatment of child welfare laws and the impact of the psychological parenting theory on poor nonwhite families.
Discussion of private adoption in New York; it is unfair, unconstitutional to terminate parental rights for one who has given extrajudicial consent.
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 controversial nature of psychoanalytic view of parent-child relationships; suggests it is an incorrect theory that generates proper outcomes