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Papers and Studies

“Becker and Foucault on Crime and Punishment” (with Gary Becker and François Ewald) (September 6, 2013). University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 654; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 440; Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 456. Also available at SSRN.

“Beccaria's 'On Crimes and Punishments': A Mirror on the History of the Foundations of Modern Criminal Law” (July 22, 2013). Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law (ed. Markus Dubber; Foundation Press), Forthcoming ; University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 648; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 433; Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 455. Also available at SSRN.

“The Collapse of the Harm Principle Redux: On Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court's Opinion in United States v. Windsor, John Stuart Mill's Essay On Liberty(1859), and H. L. A. Hart's Modern Harm Principle” (August 16, 2013). U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 437. Also available at SSRN.

“Political Disobedience,” Critical Inquiry 39 (Autumn 2012), p. 33-55.

American Neoliberalism & Michel Foucault’s 1979 Birth of Biopolitics Lectures,” (with Gary Becker and François Ewald) (September 2012). U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 401. Also available at SSRN.

On the American Paradox of Laissez Faire and Mass Incarceration,” 125 Harvard Law Review Forum 54 (2012). Also available at SSRN.

The Politics of Incivility” (March, 12 2012). Arizona Law Review, Vol. 54, 2012; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 377. Also available at SSRN.

Fantasies and Illusions: On Liberty, Order, and Free Markets” (March 12, 2012). Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming; University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 591; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 378. Also available at SSRN.

"Punitive Preventive Justice: A Critique" (2012). Forthcoming in Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner, eds., PREVENTIVE JUSTICE, Oxford University Press.; University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 599; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 386. Available at SSRN.

Question the Authority of Truth,” Aims of Education Address 2011.

"Reducing Mass Incarceration: Lessons from the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals in the 1960s," 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 53 (2011).

"Making Willing Bodies: The University of Chicago Human Experiments at Stateville Penitentiary," Journal of Social Research, Vol. 78, No. 2 (Summer 2011), p. 443-478.

"An Institutionalization Effect: The Impact of Mental Hospitalization and Imprisonment on Homicide in the United States, 1934 - 2001," Journal of Legal Studies 40 (January 2011): 39-83 (2011).

"Radical Thought from Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, Through Foucault, to the Present: Comments on Steven Lukes' 'In Defense of False Consciousness'," University of Chicago Legal Forum, forthcoming; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 355 (2011).

Meditaciones postmodernas sobre el castigo: acerca de los límites de la razón y de las virtudes de la aleatoriedad (Una polémica y un manifiesto para el siglo XXI)Revista de la Justicia penal (Chile), no. 7, octubre 2011, pp. 133-67.

«Dévoiler l'ordre punitif américain: Une réponse à Corentin Durand, Fabien Jobard, Claire Lemercier et David Spector,» La Vie des idées (2011).

"Dismantling/Neoliberalism," Carceral Notebooks Volume 6 (2011).

«Surveiller et punir à l'âge actuariel: Généalogie et critique (Partie I),» Déviance et société Volume 35, No. 1, pp. 5-33 (2011).

«Surveiller et punir à l'âge actuariel: Généalogie et critique (Partie II),» Déviance et société Volume 35, No. 2, pp. 163-194 (2011).

"Randomization and the Fourth Amendment," (with Tracey Meares), University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 530, University of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 317 (2010), forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review (2011).

« Une généalogie de la rationalité actuarielle aux États-Unis aux XIXe siècle et XXe siècle, » Revue de Science Criminelle et de Droit Pénal Comparé, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 31 (2010).

"Risk as a Proxy for Race," Criminology and Public Policy, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Law & Economics Olin Working Paper No. 535, University of Chicago Public Law Working Paper No. 323 (2010).

"Meditaciones postmodernas sobre el castigo: acerca de los límites de la razón y de las virtudes de la aleatoriedad (Una polémica y un manifiesto para el siglo XXI)," Revista de Derecho penal y Criminología, Universidad Externado de Colombia, nº 90, enero-junio 2010, pp. 17-53 [ISSN 0121-0483].

"La penalità neoliberale: una breve genealogia," Aut Aut 346 (aprile-giugno 2010) : 109-137 (trad. Massimo Gelardi).

«Pénalité néolibérale. Exceptionnalisme, autonomie, et pluridisciplinarité dans le droit pénalArchives de philosophie du droit, Tome 53(2010): 38-57.

"The Road to Racial Profiling Was Paved by Immigrants," in Palidda (ed) Racial Criminalisation of Migrants in the 21st Century, Ashgate, London 2010 (with contributions of Albrecht, Brandariz Garcia, Brion, Dal Lago, Fernandes Bessa, Harcourt, Maneri, Mucchielli e Nevanen, Maccanico, Palidda, Rahola, Sigona, Valluy)

"El camino hacia el profiling racial esta pavimentado con migrantes," in Palidda and Brandariz Garcia (ed) Criminalización racista de los migrantes en Europa, Comares, 2010 (contributions of Marcelo Aebi, Hans Jörg Albrecht, Marco Aparicio Wilhelmi, Edoardo Bazzaco, Mary Bosworth, José Ángel Brandariz García, Fabienne Brion, Natalia Delgrande, Alessandro De Giorgi, Mhairi Guild, Cristina Fernández Bessa, Bernard Harcourt, Agustina Iglesias Skulj, Yasha Maccanico, Marcello Maneri, Giuseppe Mosconi, Laurent Mucchielli, Sophie Nevanen, Palidda, Federico Rahola, Lucia Re, José Antonio Ramos Vázquez, Nando Sigona, Jérôme Valluy)

"La route du profilage 'racial' a été pavée par des immigrants," in Palidda (ed) Migrations critiques. Mobilités humaines au début du XXI siècle, Karthala, 2011 (contributions of Albrecht, Baroni, Bosworth, Brandariz García, Brion, Dal Lago, De Giorgi, Delgado, Edogué, Fernández Bessa, Finzi, Guild, Harcourt, Maccanico, Maneri, Mucchielli, Névanen, Peraldi, Petti, Rahmi, Sigona).

"Henry Louis Gates and Racial Profiling: What's the Problem?," Paper Presented at the Malcolm Wiener Inequality & Social Policy Program, Harvard University; U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 482; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 277 (September 17, 2009).

"Neoliberal Penality: A Brief Genealogy," Theoretical Criminology, Forthcoming 2009; University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 472; University of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 268 (2009).

"Randomization in Criminal Justice: A Criminal Law Conversation," (with Alon Harel, Ken Levy, Michael O'Hear, and Alice Ristroph), in Criminal Law Conversations, Robinson, Ferzan and Garvey, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009; U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 471; U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 267; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-26 (2009).

"Moving Beyond Profiling: The Virtues of Randomization," in Stephen K. Rice and Michael D. White (Eds), RACE, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings. New York: New York University Press (2009).

"La strada verso il profiling razziale è lastricata di immigrati," in Razzismo Democratico, 231-254, Salvatore Palidda ed. Milan: Agenzia X, 2009.

"Borders of Punishment. A Critique of Immigrant Profiling," in Criminalisation and Victimisation of Migrants in Europe, 188-210 (ed. Salvatore Palidda). Genoa, Italy: CrimPrev (2009).

"Firearms" in Richard A. Shweder, Thomas R. Bidell, Anne C. Dailey, Suzanne D. Dixon, Peggy J. Miller, and John Modell, eds. The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

"Neoliberal Penality: The Birth of Natural Order, The Illusion of Free Markets" U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 433 and U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 238 (2008).

"Abolition in the U.S.A. by 2050: On Political Capital and Ordinary Acts of Resistance" U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 434 and U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 239 (2008).

« Supposons que la discipline et la sécurité n’existent pas ~ Rereading Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (with Paul Veyne) » in CARCERAL NOTEBOOKS - VOLUME 4, 2008 (Bernard E. Harcourt, ed.) (2008)

"A Reader's Companion to 'Against Prediction': A Reply to Ariela Gross, Yoram Margalioth, and Yoav Sapir on Economic Modeling, Selective Incapacitation, Governmentality, and Race," Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 33 (2008).

Jacques Derrida, "Force de loi,” et son influence sur the movement Critical Legal Studies aux Etats-Unis, in LES GRANDES ŒUVRES JURIDIQUES, eds. Jean-Louis Halperin et Olivier Cayla. Paris: Editions Dalloz (2008).

Cesare Beccaria et son traité "Des délits et des peines," in LES GRANDES ŒUVRES JURIDIQUES, eds. Jean-Louis Halperin et Olivier Cayla. Paris: Editions Dalloz (2008).

"Repenser le carcéral à travers le prisme de l’institutionalisation : Sur les liens entre asiles et prisons aux Etats-Unis," Champ pénal / Penal Field Vol. V (2008)

"From the Asylum to the Prison: Rethinking the Incarceration Revolution - Part II: State Level Analysis," University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 335 (March 2007).

"An Answer to the Question: 'What is Poststructuralism?'" University of Chicago Public Law Working Paper No. 156 (March 2007).

"Judge Richard Posner on Civil Liberties: Pragmatic Libertarian Authoritarian," 74 University of Chicago Law Review (February 2007).

Critique du champ pénal à l’âge actuariel, CAHIERS PARISIENS 3 :785-808 (2007).

"Reefer Madness: Broken Windows Policing and Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests in New York City, 1989-2000," Criminology and Public Policy (with Jens Ludwig) (December 2006).

"Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment: On the Limits of Reason and the Virtues of Randomization (A Polemic and Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century)," Journal of Social Research Vol. 74(2):307-346 (2007).

"Muslim Profiles Post-9/11: Is Racial Profiling an Effective Counterterrorist Measure and Does it Violate the Right to be Free from Discrimination?" in "Security and Human Rights" edited by Benjamin Goold and Liora Lazarus (Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing 2007).

"The Road to Racial Profiling," in Criminal Procedure Stories (ed. Carol Steiker) (Foundation Press 2006).

"From the Asylum to the Prison: Rethinking the Incarceration Revolution," 84 Texas Law Review 1751 - 1786 (2006).

"Broken Windows? Evidence from New York City and a Five-City Social Experiment," 73 University of Chicago Law Review 271 (2006) (with Jens Ludwig).

Du Désordre et de la délinquence: Réflexions sur l’importation de la théorie de la vitre brisée en France, CAHIERS PARISIENS, No. 2 (2006).

"Carceral Imaginations," in Carceral Notebooks – Volume 1, 2005, Bernard E. Harcourt, ed.

"Policing L.A.'s Skid Row: Crime and Real Estate Development in Downtown Los Angeles [An Experiment in Real Time]," 2005 University of Chicago Legal Forum 325.

"Seeing Crime and Punishment through a Sociological Lens: Contributions, Practices, and the Future. A Conversation with Calvin Morrill, John Hagan, Bernard Harcourt, and Tracey Meares," 2005 University of Chicago Legal Forum 289.

"Rethinking Racial Profiling: A Critique of the Economics, Civil Liberties, and Constitutional Literature, and of Criminal Profiling More Generally," 71 University of Chicago Law Review 1275 (Fall 2004).

"On the NRA, Adolph Hitler, Gun Registration, and Nazi Gun Laws: Exploding the Culture Wars (A Call to Historians)," Symposium on the Second Amendment and the Future of Gun Regulation, 73 Fordham University Law Review 653 (2004).

"Unconstitutional Police Searches and Collective Responsibility," 3 Criminology and Public Policy 363 (2004).

"You Are Forbidden To Read This Foreword: 'You are entering a gay and lesbian-free zone': On the Radical Dissent of Justice Scalia and Some Post-Queer (Rethinking Lawrence, Sex Wars, and the Penal Code)," Foreword to the Supreme Court Review, 94 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 503 (2004).

"'Hell no, you can't jack that fool. He stays strapped. He's strapped all the time': Talking about Guns at an All-Boy Correctional Facility in Tucson, Arizona," in Guns, Crime, and Punishment in America 68, Bernard E. Harcourt, ed. (New York University Press 2003).

"From the Ne'er-do-well to the Criminal History Category: The Refinement of the Actuarial Model in Criminal Law," 66 Law and Contemporary Problems 99 (2003).

"The Shaping of Chance: Actuarial Models and Criminal Profiling at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century," 70 University of Chicago Law Review 105 (2003).

"Measured Interpretation: Introducing the Method of Correspondence Analysis to Legal Studies," Symposium issue on Empirical and Experimental Methods in Law, 2002 Illinois Law Review 979.

"Joel Feinberg on Crime and Punishment: Exploring the Relationship between The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law and The Expressive Function of Punishment," 5 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 146 (2002).

"Introduction: Guns, Crime and Punishment in America," 43 Arizona Law Review 261 (2001).

"Foreword to Supreme Court Review: Transparent Adjudication and Social Science Research in Constitutional Criminal Procedure," 90 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 733 (2000) (with Tracey Meares).

"After the'Social Meaning Turn': Implications for Research Design and Methods of Proof in Contemporary Criminal Law Policy Analysis," 34:1 Law & Society Review 179 (2000).

"Matrioshka Dolls," in Urgent Times: Policing and Rightsharcourt-reflecting.pdf in Inner-City Communities 81, Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, eds. (Beacon Press 1999).

"The Collapse of the Harm Principle," 90 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 109 (1999).

"Reflecting on the Subject: A Critique of the Social Influence Conception of Deterrence, the Broken Windows Theory, and Order-Maintenance Policing New York Style," 97 Michigan Law Review 291 (1998).

"Mature Adjudication: Interpretive Choice in Recent Death Penalty Cases," 9 Harvard Human Rights Journal 255 (1996).

"Imagery and Adjudication in the Criminal Law: the Relationship between Images of Criminal Defendants and Ideologies of Criminal Law in Southern Antebellum and Modern Appellate Decisions," 61 Brooklyn Law Review 1165 (1995).