Monthly Archives: February 2016

Another perspective on Community Policing, Part Two

By Ronald E. Hampton* Critics of community policing say that the idea of a friendly beat officer acting as some magic bullet solution for serious crimes such as murders, rapes, assaults, big-time, sophisticated drug dealing and the rising tide of violence fueled by drugs, is laughable. Yet community policing techniques are appropriate for more serious…

Another Perspective on Community Policing

By Ronald E. Hampton* Many African-Americans today believe that law and order is not being kept in their communities. The average African-American citizen is terribly dissatisfied with the police and their services in his/her neighborhood. However, in some parts of America, there is an ongoing effort to dramatically reshape the roles of both police officers…

HLPR Volume 10.1 is Here!

HLPR is excited to announce that Volume 10.1 has been published and is now available online. This volume’s symposium topic is Policing in America on the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona, featuring a foreword by Senator Cory A. Booker and Roscoe Jones, Jr. and articles by Elizabeth Joh, Franklin Zimring, Kara Dansky, Katherine Beckett, and Chief Edward Flynn. Volume 10.1 also…

On Senate Divisions, Carbon Emissions, and Appointment Decisions

By Robert Seaney* The passing of one of America’s most prolific jurists has sparked a fierce debate over Constitutional interpretation in an entirely different branch of government. Senators Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell immediately took to Twitter to express their intentions to block any nomination advanced by President Obama; Senator Elizabeth Warren responded that such…

HLPR 2016 Symposium Day 1: Prof. Elizabeth Joh on Big Data and Policing

  Panelists: Elizabeth Joh, UC Davis School of Law Professor Thomas Abt, Harvard Kennedy School Adjunct Lecturer and Program in Criminal Justice Senior Research Fellow Vivek Krishnamurthy, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinical Instructor   By Ana Choi On Monday, the Harvard Law and Policy Review kicked off its annual symposium featuring the articles in our…

The Fallibility of Finality

By Michael Admirand and G. Ben Cohen * “We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.” [1] Justice Robert Jackson’s famous quote pinpoints the consequences of final judgments in the United States Supreme Court. These consequences are most devastating in the arena of capital punishment, where…

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