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Title The political heart of criminal procedure : essays on themes of William J. Stuntz / edited by Michael Klarman, David Skeel, Carol Steiker.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Law Classified  KF9619.A2 P68 2012    ---  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This volume brings together twelve leading American criminal justice scholars whose own writings have been profoundly influenced by William Stuntz and his work"-- Provided by publisher.
"The past several decades have seen a renaissance in criminal procedure as a cutting-edge discipline and as one inseparably linked to substantive criminal law. This renaissance can be traced in no small part to the work of a single scholar: William Stuntz. This volume brings together twelve leading American criminal justice scholars whose own writings have been profoundly influenced by Stuntz and his work. Their contributions consist of essays on subjects ranging from the political economy of substantive criminal law to the law of police investigations to the role of religion in legal scholarship - all themes addressed by Stuntz in his own work. Some contributions directly analyze or respond to Stuntz's work, while others address topics or themes Stuntz wrote about from the contributor's own distinctive perspective. Both as a tribute to Stuntz's work and as a source of profound new insights, the book is a milestone in the criminal justice literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I. The Political Economy of Substantive Criminal Law -- Political dysfunction and the machinery of capital punishment / Joseph L. Hoffmann -- Bill Stuntz and the principal-agent problem in American criminal law / Richard H. McAdams -- Overcriminalization for lack of better options / Daniel Richman -- Stealing Bill Stuntz / David Alan Sklansky -- Part II. Police Investigation -- The accidental feminist / Anne Coughlin -- The distribution of dignity and the Fourth Amendment / Tracey Meares -- Why courts should not quantify probable cause / Orin Kerr -- DNA and the Fifth Amendment / Erin Murphy -- Part III. Emotion, Discretion, and the Judicial Role -- Two conceptions of two conceptions of emotion in criminal law : an essay inspired by Bill Stuntz / Dan Kahan -- Patrolling the fence line : how the court only sometimes cares about preserving its role in criminal cases / Andrew Leipold -- Three puzzles in the work of Bill Stuntz / Louis Michael Seidman -- The mercy seat : discretion, justice, and mercy in the American criminal justice system / Carol Steiker -- Epilogue : three underrated explanations for the punitive turn / Bill Stuntz.
Subject Stuntz, William J.
Criminal procedure -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Criminal law -- United States.
Added Author Klarman, Michael J.
Skeel, David A., Jr., 1961-
Steiker, Carol S. (Carol Susan)
ISBN 9781107019416 hardback
1107019419 hardback