Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy (SJCLP)

The Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy is Stanford’s newest law journal and its first focused exclusively on criminal justice issues. The Journal is student-run and will publish a mix of traditional scholarly articles, response pieces by practitioners and criminal justice professionals, student notes, and short interest pieces. Publication will be entirely online, allowing us to publish responsive notes and commentary on current legal issues in a timely manner. Each of our two annual issues will focus on a different subject in the broader field of criminal law and policy.

Current Issue

Volume 2, Issue 1: Prison Reform

Articles

Liberal But Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons

A confluence of factors—a perfect storm—interfered with the intractable rise of imprisonment and contributed to the emergence of a new sensibility defining continued mass imprisonment as non-sustainable. In this context, reducing America’s prisons has materialized as a viable possibility. For progressives who have long called for restraint in the use of incarceration, the challenge is whether the promise of downsizing can be met. The failure of past reforms aimed at decarceration stands as a sobering reminder that good intentions do not easily translate into good results. Read more about Liberal But Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons

  • April 2015
  • 2 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol'y 1
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