Monthly Archives : September 2014

Workplace Violence? Making Sense of Annie Le’s Murder

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, With No Comments

(Jonathan Simon) Am I the only one that was bothered by the effort of the New Haven Police Chief to make sure we didn’t think the murder of Annie Le had anything to do with either New Haven or Yale?  In their coverage in the New York Times Javier Hernandez and Serge…

Pre Crime: Why are we so confident that we can prevent acts of terrible violence?

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By ,, , With No Comments

(Jonathan Simon) As politicians and officials in Washington (state) and Arkansas battle over who should have stopped Maurice Clemmons before he apparently shot to death four Washington state police officers outside a strip mall coffee shop near Tacoma last weekend before being shot dead by Seattle police, we can observe a…

The Duty to Rescue and the Registry for Caregivers: A Guest Post

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

By STEPHEN J. DUBNER We have recently featured several guest posts (here, here, and here) by the authors of a new book about criminal justice and the family called Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties. The authors are Ethan Leib, who is a scholar-in-residence at Columbia Law School, and an…

Crime Decline Conundrum

On September 8, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , With No Comments

(Jonathan Simon) With aviation terrorism and a still lackluster employment market dominating year end headlines, the one piece of good news appears to be a fairly widespread decline in homicides in major cities. New York, as trumpeted in yesterday’s NYtimes (read Al Baker’sreporting) had a year with fewer homicides than…