Criminal Justice

Research & Scholarship

Below, you will find a selection of recent and forthcoming work by NYU Law faculty in this area of study. Although this list is not comprehensive, it provides a sample of the work our faculty are doing in this field today. You can also visit the Publications pages in our individual Faculty Profiles for more information.

* Accepted and forthcoming
** Working paper


Rachel Barkow, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Sanford H. Kadish. Criminal Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials (Wolters Kluwer 10th ed., 2017)

Harry First and Andrew Gavil. The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, November 2014)

Barry Friedman. Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017)

Randy Hertz and Anthony G Amsterdam. Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases (American Law Institute 6th ed., 2017)

James Jacobs. The Eternal Criminal Record (Harvard Univ. Press, February 2015)

Erin MurphyInside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA (Nation Books, 2015)

David RichardsWhy Love Leads to Justice: Love Across the Boundaries (Cambridge U. Press, November 2015)

Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (October 2014)

Chapters and Articles

Jennifer Arlen ’86 and Stephan Tontrup. “Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions,” 44 Journal of Legal Studies 143 (2015)

Jennifer Arlen ’86 and Stephan Tontrup. “Strategic Bias Shifting: Herding as a Behaviorally Rational Response to Regret Aversion” (December 2015)**

Rachel Barkow and Mark Osler. "Designed to Fail: The President's Deference to the Department of Justice in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform," 59 William & Mary Law Review 387 (2017)

Rachel Barkow. “Clemency and Presidential Administration of Criminal Law,” 90 NYU Law Rev. 802 (2014)

Alina Das ’05. “Unshackling Habeas Review: Chevron Deference and Statutory Inerpretation in Immigration Detention Cases,” 90 NYU Law Review 143 (April 2015)

Harry First and Eleanor Fox ’61Philadelphia National Bank, Globalization, and the Public Interest,” 80 Antitrust Law Journal 307 (2015)

Harry First. “Unfair Drug Prices and Section 5,” CPI Antitrust Chronicle (December 2015)*

Harry First“Bork and Microsoft: Why Bork Was Right and What We Learn About Judging Exclusionary Behavior,” 79 Antitrust Law Journal 1017 (2014)

Barry Friedman and Maria Ponomarenko. "Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public Safety: Facing the Methodological Challenges," 8 Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis 305 (2017)

Barry Friedman. "Why Do Courts Defer to Cops?," 130 Harvard Law Review Forum 323 (2017)

Barry Friedman and Maria Ponomarenko. “Democratic Policing,” 90 NYU L. Rev. 1827 (December 2015)

Barry Friedman, Lee Epstein, and Geoffrey Stone. “Foreword: Testing the Constitution,” 90 NYU Law Review 1001 (October 2015)

David Garland. "Theoretical Advances and Problems in the Sociology of Punishment," 20 Punishment & Society 8 (2018)

David Garland. "Review of Michelle Pifferi, Reinventing Punishment: A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," 21 Theoretical Criminology 405 (2017)

David Garland. “What is a ‘history of the present’? On Foucault’s genealogies and their critical preconditions,” 16 Punishment & Society 365 (October 2014)

David Garland. “The Welfare State: A Fundamental Dimension of Modern Government,” 55 European Journal of Sociology 327 (December 2014)

Martin Guggenheim ’71. “Violent Video Games and the Rights of Children and Parents: A Critique of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association,” 41 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 707 (Summer 2014)

James Jacobs and Zoe Fuhr LLM ’15. “Preventing Dangerous Mentally Ill Individuals from Obtaining and Retaining Guns: New York’s SAFE Act,” Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (October 2015)*

James Jacobs and Zoe Fuhr LLM ’15. “Universal Background Checking – New York State’s SAFE Act,” 79 Albany Law Review (April 2016)*

James Jacobs, Dimitra Blitsa, Lauryn Gouldin, and Elena Larrauri. “Criminal Records and Immigration: Comparing the United States and the European Union,” 39 Fordham International Law Journal 205 (2016)

James Jacobs. “Why Ban ‘Assault Weapons’?” 37 Cardozo Law Review 681 (2015)

Erin Murphy. "Forensic DNA Typing," 1 Annual Review of Criminology 497 (2017)

Stephen Schulhofer. "Reforming the Law of Rape," 35 Law & Inequality 335 (2017)

Stephen Schulhofer. “Client Choice for Indigent Criminal Defendants: Theory and Implementation,” 12 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 505 (2015)

Stephen Schulhofer. “An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For” (February 2015)**

Bryan Stevenson. "A Presumption of Guilt: The Legacy of America's History of Racial Injustice," in Policing the Black Man 3 (Angela J. Davis, ed., Pantheon Books, 2017)

Bryan Stevenson. "African Americans - The American Injustice System," in The Good Fight: America's Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, eds., Sterling Publishing, 2017)

Bryan Stevenson. "Have a Conversation, Not an Argument with the Court," in Turning Points at Trial: Great Lawyers Share Secrets, Strategies, and Skills (Shane Read, ed., Westway Publishing, 2017)

Bryan Stevenson. "Speaking from the Heart to Persuade," in Turning Points at Trial: Great Lawyers Share Secrests, Strategies, and Skills (Shane Read, ed., Westway Publishing, 2017) 

Kim Taylor-Thompson, Marc D. Rudolph et al. "At Risk of Being Risky: The Relationship Between 'Brain Age' Under Emotional States and Risk Preference," 24 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 93 (2017)

Kim Taylor-Thompson. “Minority Rule: Redefining the Age of Criminality,” 38 NYU Review of Law & Social Change 143 (2014)

Anthony C. Thompson. "Retooling and Coordinating the Approach to Prosecutorial Misconduct," 69 Rutgers University Law Review 623 (2017)