The Supreme Court Economic Review (SCER) is a faculty-edited, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary law and economics series.
The journal has a particular focus on economic and social science analysis of judicial decision-making, institutional analysis of law and legal structures, political economy and public choice issues regarding courts and other decision-makers, and the relationship between legal and political institutions and the institutions of a free society governed by constitutions and the rule of law.
About the conference:
The Supreme Court Economic Review (SCER) solicits article submissions for a Roundtable on the Economics of Criminal Procedure, Punishment, and Their Consequences to be held on March 26-27, 2020 at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.
All submissions will go through SCER’s normal peer review process, and accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Supreme Court Economic Review. The editor of the special issue (Murat Mungan) will also invite a discussant for each article, and the discussant’s comment will also be published in the special issue.
To submit an article, please visit our electronic submission site and follow the instructions. (Please select “SI: Criminal Procedure, Punishment, and Their Consequences ” as article type when prompted.)
Contributions may include theoretical or empirical analyses that rigorously apply the law and economics methodology.
There are both political efforts and popular demand to reform the criminal justice system in the United States. Many debates regarding criminal justice reform centre around issues related to the negative consequences associated with imprisonment, and the barriers faced by ex-convicts in re-integrating to society as productive individuals.
Economic analyses of criminal procedures and recidivism have been successful in identifying important trade-offs that criminal justice policies can be designed to balance.
The objective of this roundtable is to facilitate further discussion of relevant dynamics generated by criminal punishment and processes preceding punishment, including, pre-trial detention; bail setting; arrests; and plea-bargaining. SCER is seeking submissions that contribute to our understanding of criminal procedures and punishment.
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
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