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Toward a Civilized System of Justice: Re-conceptualizing the Response to Sexual Violence in Higher Education

The reporting, investigation, and prevention of sexual violence in settings that are closed off from the greater community and subject to their own laws, rules, norms and biases present special challenges for survivors of sexual violence.  This essay builds on our existing scholarship that explores the pervasive problem and exceedingly high incidence of sexual violence […]

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From Hospitals to Prisons: A New Explanation

Deinstitutionalization from state mental hospitals was largely over by 1980, but the percentage of prisoners with mental illness did not begin to skyrocket until 1990. The leading theories for the criminalization of mental illness cannot fully explain this gap. This Essay offers a new theory: the Supreme Court in 1990 reduced the costs of incarcerating […]

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