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RONALD J. ALLEN

2022

Working Papers

2021

Books

Articles

Contributions to Books

  • New Directions for Evidence Science, Complex Adaptive Systems, and a Possibly Unprovable Hypothesis About Human Flourishing, in Evidential Legal Reasoning: Crossing Civil Law and Common Law Traditions, edited by Jordi Ferrer & Carmen Vázquez (forthcoming 2021) at 41.

2019

Books

  • Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, 5th ed. (2019) (Co-authored by: Joseph L. Hoffmann, Andrew D. Leipold, Debra A. Livingston & Tracey L. Meares).
  • An Analytical Approach to Evidence, 7th ed. (2020) (Co-authored by: Michael S. Pardo, David S. Schwartz & Alex Stein).

Articles

2018

Articles

2017

Books

  • Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, 4th ed. (2016) (Co-authored by: William J. Stuntz, Joseph L. Hoffman, Debra A. Livingston, Andrew D. Leipold, & Tracey L. Meares).

Articles

Contributions to Books

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

2016

Articles

  • The Hearsay Rule as a Rule of Admission Revisited, 84 Fordham Law Review 1395 (2016).

2015

Articles

  • Reforming the Law of Evidence of Tanzania (Part Three): The Foundations of the Law of Evidence and Their Implications for Developing Countries, 33 Boston University International Law Journal 283 (2015).
  • A Proposed Evidence Law, 33 Boston University International Law Journal 359 (2015).
  • Ignoring Issues of Morality or Convicting the Innocent: Is Capital Punishment a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?, 47 Texas Tech Law Review 199 (2014).

2014

Articles

  • Complexity, the Generation of Legal Knowledge, and the Future of Litigation, 60 Ucla Law Review 1384 (2013).
  • The Gravitational Pull of Miranda’s Blackhole: The Curious Case of J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 46 Texas Tech Law Review 143-155 (2013).

2013

Articles

  • Evidence, Probability, and the Burden of Proof, 55 Arizona Law Review 557-602 (2013) (Co-authored by: Alex Stein).
  • Complexity, the Generation of Legal Knowledge, and the Future of Litigation, 60 Ucla Law Review 1384-1411 (2013).
  • Difficulties with Exclusionary Rules, 24 Evidence Science No. 6 (2012).
  • Taming Complexity: Rationality, the Law of Evidence and the Nature of the Legal System, 12 Law, Probability & Risk 99-113 (2013).
  • Burdens of Proof, 23 Evidence Science No. 5 (2012) published in English and Mandarin.
  • American Exclusionary Rule(s), 20 Evidence Science 112-121, 122-128 (2012) Published in English and Mandarin.
  • Reforming the Law of Evidence of Tanzania (Part I): The Social and Legal Challenges, 31 Boston University International Law Journal 217-266 (2013) (Co-authored by: Timothy Fry, Jessica Notebaert, and Jeff VanDam).

Contributions to Books

  • The Conceptual Challenge of Expert Evidence, in Derecho Probatorio Contemporáneo: Prueba Científica Y Ténicas Forenses (contemporary Law of Evidence: Scientific Proof and Forensic Techniques), edited by Leonardo David López Escobar (2012) at 215.
  • Standards of Proof and the Limits of Legal Analysis, to be published in Spanish as: Los estándares de prueba y los límites del análisis jurídico, in Estándares De Prueba Y Prueba Científica. Ensayos De Epistemología Jurídica, edited by Carmen Vázquez (Marcial Pons. 2013) at 41-64.

Working Papers

2012

Books

  • Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, 5th edition (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2011).

Articles

  • How to Think About Errors, Costs, and Their Allocation, 64 Florida Law Review 885-894 (2012).

2011

Books

  • Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, 3rd edition (Wolters Kluwer 2011) (Co-authored by: William J. Stuntz, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Debra A. Livingston, and Andrew D. Leipold).

Articles

  • Deadly Dilemmas III: Some Kind Words for Preventive Detention, 101 J. Crim. L. Crim. 781-802 (2011) (Co-authored by: Larry Laudan).
  • To Tow or Not to Tow: The Deterrence Effect of a Municipal Ordinance, 47 Crim. L. Bulletin 410-437 (2011) (Co-authored by: Alexia Marks).
  • Rationality and the Taming of Complexity, 62 Alabama Law Review 1047-1068 (2011).
  • The Devastating Impact of Prior Crimes Evidence and Other Myths of the Criminal Justice Process, 101 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 493-527 (2011) (Co-authored by: Larry Laudan).
  • Opening Remarks: Centennial Symposium: A Century of Criminal Justice, 100 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 635-642 (2010).
  • Daubert and Its Discontents, 76 Brooklyn Law Review 131-166 (2010) (Co-authored by: Esfand Nafisi).

2010

Articles

  • Deadly Dilemmas II: Bail and Crime , 85 Chicago-kent Law Review 23-42 (2010) (Co-authored by: Larry Laudan).

2009

Articles

  • From the Enlightenment to Crawford to Holmes: Address at the Association of American Law Schools Evidence Conference , 39 Seton Hall Law Review 1-16 (2009).
  • Theorizing About Self-Incrimination, 30 Cardozo Law Review 729-750 (2008).

Contributions to Books

  • Utility and Truth in the Scholarship of Mirjan Damaška, in Crime, Procedure And Evidence In A Comparative And International Context: Essays In Honour of Professor Mirjan Damaška, edited by John Jackson, Máximo Langer, and Peter Tillers (Hart Publishing 2008) at 329-350 (Co-authored by: Georgia N. Alexakis).

2008

Articles

  • Originalism and Criminal Law and Procedure , 11 Chapman Law Review 277-306 (2008) (Co-authored by: Carol Steiker, Craig S. Lerner, Hon. Christopher A. Wray, and Hon. Edith Brown Clement ).
  • Moral Choices, Moral Truth, and the Eighth Amendment, 31 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 25-34 (2008).

2007

Articles

  • The Misguided Defenses of Miranda v. Arizona , 5 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 205-214 (2007).
  • Probability, Explanation and Inference: A Reply, 11 International Journal of Evidence & Proof 307-317 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael S. Pardo ).
  • An External Perspective on the Nature of Noneconomic Compensatory Damages and their Regulation , 56 Depaul Law Review 1249 (2007) (Co-authored by: Alexia Brunet, and Susan Spies Roth ).
  • The Judicial Treatment of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages in the Nineteenth Century , 4 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 365-399 (2007) (Co-authored by: Alexia Brunet ).
  • The Problematic Value of Mathematical Models of Evidence, 36 Journal of Legal Studies 107-140 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael S. Pardo ).

2006

Books

  • Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, 4th edition (Aspen Publishers 2006) (Co-authored by: Richard B. Kuhns, Eleanor Swift, and David S. Schwartz ).

Articles

  • Clark v. Arizona: Much (Confused) Ado About Nothing, 4 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 135-141 (2006).
  • Miranda’s Hollow Core, 100 Northwestern University Law Review 71-85 (2006).

2005

Books

  • Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, 2nd edition (Aspen Publishers 2005) (Co-authored by: Joseph L. Hoffmann, Debra A Livingston, and William J. Stuntz).
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Right to Counsel (Aspen Publishers 2005) (Co-authored by: Joseph L. Hoffmann, Debra A. Livingston, and William J. Stuntz).

Articles

  • From Winship to Apprendi to Booker: Constitutional Command or Constitutional Blunder?, 58 Stanford Law Review 195-216 (2005) (Co-authored by: Ethan A. Hastert).
  • Further Reflections on the Guillotine, 95 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 625-636 (2005) (Co-authored by: Amy Shavell).
  • In Praise of Yale Kamisar, 2 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 9-28 (2004).
  • The Future of American Sentencing: A National Roundtable on Blakely, 17 Federal Sentencing Reporter 115-133 (2004).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • Deconstructing the Conflict of Powers, Chicago Tribune (December 25, 2005).

2004

Articles

  • The Error of Expected Loss Minimization, 2 Law, Probability & Risk 1-7 (2003).
  • The Self-Incrimination Clause Explained and Its Future Predicted, 94 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 243-293 (2004) (Co-authored by: M. Kristin Mace).

2003

Articles

  • Expertise and the Supreme Court: What Is the Problem?, 34 Seton Hall Law Review 1-13 (2003).
  • The Myth of the Law-Fact Distinction, 97 Northwestern University Law Review 1769-1807 (2003) (Co-authored by: Michael S. Pardo).
  • Facts in Law and Facts of Law, 7 International Journal of Evidence & Proof 153-171 (2003) (Co-authored by: Michael S. Pardo).
  • The Juridical Management of Factual Uncertainty, 7 International Journal of Evidence & Proof 1-30 (2003) (Co-authored by: Craig R. Callen).

2002

Articles

  • Legal Phenomena, Knowledge, and Theory: A Cautionary Tale of Hedgehogs and Foxes, 77 Chicago-kent Law Review 683-734 (2002) (Co-authored by: Ross M. Rosenberg).

2001

Articles

  • Common Sense, Rationality, and the Legal Process, 22 Cardozo Law Review 1417-1431 (2001) .
  • Professor Israel, the Due Process Clause, and the Lessons of History, 45 Saint Louis University Law Journal 467-476 (2001) .

Contributions to Books

  • Foreword, in The Judicial Role In Criminal Proceedings, edited by Sean Doran and John D. Jackson (Hart Publishing 2000) .

2000

Articles

  • Clarifying the Burden of Persuasion and Bayesian Decision Rules: A Response to Professor Kaye, 4 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 246-259 (2000) .
  • Two Aspects of Law and Theory, 37 San Diego Law Review 743-752 (2000) .
  • Clarifying Entrapment, 89 Journal of Criminal Law And Criminology 407-431 (1999) (Co-authored by: Melissa Luttrell, and Anne Kreeger) .
  • Tribute to Fred Inbau, 89 Journal of Criminal Law And Criminology 1271-1276 (1999) .

1999

Articles

  • Truth and Its Rivals, 49 Hastings Law Journal 309-319 (1998).
  • The Fourth Amendment and the Limits of theory: Local versus General Theoretical Knowledge, 72 St. John's Law Review 1149-1202 (1998) (Co-authored by: Ross M. Rosenberg).

1980

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