CFP Deadline: Economics of Criminal Procedure, Punishment, and Their Consequences Roundtable – Arlington, VA

George Mason University Scalia Law School

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 to the Roundtable for each article, and the discussant’s comment will also be published in the special issue. SCER will reimburse reasonable travel and accommodation costs incurred by authors and discussants participating in the Roundtable. The deadline for submission is December 20, 2019. However, the editors will consider submissions on a rolling basis, and, therefore, the review process may end prior to this date.

There are both political efforts and popular demand to reform the criminal justice system in the United States. Many debates regarding criminal justice reform center 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. Contributions may include theoretical or empirical analyses that rigorously apply the law and economics methodology.

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