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 3, Issue 1

The Extraordinary Trajectory of Griffin v. California: The Aftermath of Playing Fifty Years of Scrabble with the Fifth Amendment

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 609 (1965), which forbids the drawing of adverse inferences from a criminal defendant's decision to exercise his Fifth Amendment privilege at trial because that would unfairly penalize the defendant for exercising a constitutional privilege. Read more about The Extraordinary Trajectory of Griffin v. California: The Aftermath of Playing Fifty Years of Scrabble with the Fifth Amendment

  • December 2015
  • 3 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol'y 1