The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America brings together leading scholars from law, psychology and crimilogy to address timely and important topics in US criminal justice. The book tackles cutting-edge issues related to terrorism, immigration and transnational crime, and to the increasingly important connections between criminal law and the fields of social science and neuroscience. It also provides critical new perspectives on intractable problems such as the right to counsel, race and policing, and the proper balance between security and privacy. By putting legal theory and doctrine into a concrete and accessible context, the book will advance public policy and scholarly debates alike. This collection of essays is appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the current state of criminal justice and its future challenges.
John T. Parry is Professor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School. He is the author of Understanding Torture: Law, Violence, and Political Identity (2010), as well as numerous articles on issues relating to criminal law, civil rights, foreign relations law, and transnational and international criminal law. He is also co-author of Criminal Law: Cases, Statutes, and Lawyering Strategies (2005, 2nd edition 2010) and a member of the American Law Institute. L. Song Richardson is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. Her legal career includes work as a state and federal public defender, as an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund representing capital defendants in habeas cases, and as a partner in a boutique criminal law firm. She is a member of the American Law Institute. Her research explores the legal implications of mind sciences research on criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Her work has been published by law journals at Yale, Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern and Cornell, among others.