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Joseph L. Hoffmann

Harry Pratter Professor of Law and Director for Strategic Projects
  1. COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 3rd ed. (with Ronald Jay Allen, et al.). New York: Aspen, 2011. Also: Teacher's Manual.

  2. DEFINING CRIMES (with William Stuntz). New York: Aspen, 2011.
  3. HABEAS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: USES, ABUSES, AND THE FUTURE OF THE GREAT WRIT (with Nancy King). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  4. Justice, Too Much and Too Expensive (with Nancy King), NEW YORK TIMES (April 16, 2011).
  5. "Sticky Metaphors" and the Persistence of the Traditional Voluntary Manslaughter Doctrine (with Elise J. Percy & Steven J. Sherman), 44 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM 383 (2011).

  6. Right Problem; Wrong Solution (with Nancy King), 1 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW CIRCUIT 49 (2010).
  7. House v. Bell and the Death of Innocence, in DEATH PENALTY STORIES (John H. Blume and Jordan M. Steiker, Eds.). New York: Foundation Press, 2009.
  8. Rethinking the Federal Role in State Criminal Justice (with Nancy J. King), 84 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 791 (2009).
  9. Envisioning Post-Conviction Review for the 21st Century (with Nancy J. King), 78 MISSISSIPPI LAW JOURNAL 433 (2008).
  10. COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 2nd ed. (with Ronald Jay Allen, et al.). New York: Aspen, 2005. Also: Supplements 2007, 2008.

  11. The "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause: A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric?, in THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN MODERN AMERICA, Rev. ed. (David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Eds.).  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.

  12. Globalization and Japanese Criminal Law in LAW IN JAPAN: A TURNING POINT (Daniel H. Foote, Ed.). Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.
  13. The Psychology and Law of Voluntary Manslaughter: What Can Psychology Research Teach Us About the "Heat of Passion" Defense? (with S.J. Sherman), 20 JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORIAL DECISION MAKING 499 (2007).
  14. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: INVESTIGATION AND RIGHT TO COUNSEL (with Ronald Jay Allen, et al.). New York: Aspen, 2005.

  15. Protecting the Innocent: The Massachusetts Governor’s Council Report, 95 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINOLOGY 561 (2005).

  16. Rehnquist and Federal Habeas Corpus, in THE REHNQUIST LEGACY (Craig Bradley, Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  17. Response to Professors Kamin and Pokorak, 80 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 153 (2005).

  18. Substantive Appellate Review in Capital Cases, 80 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 91 (2005).

  19. Book Review. Cohen and Sterba, Affirmative Action and Racial Preference, 12 ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND ETHICS 531 (2004).

  20. The Sentencing Conundrum (with Craig Bradley), 40 TRIAL 50 (December 2004).

  21. Revenge or Mercy? Some Thoughts About Survivor Opinion Evidence in Death Penalty Cases, 88 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 530 (2003).

  22. Apprendi v. New Jersey: Back to the Future?, 38 AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW 255 (2001).

  23. Be Careful What You Ask for: The 2000 Presidential Election, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Law of Criminal Procedure (with Craig M. Bradley), 76 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 889 (2001).

  24. A Brief Response to Liebman, Fagan, and West, 76 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 957 (2001).

  25. The Harry Pratter Professorship Lecture: Violence and the Truth, 76 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 939 (2001).

  26. COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (with Ronald Allen, et al., Eds.). Gaithersburg: Aspen Law & Business, 2001. Also: Teacher’s Manual (2001) and Supplements (2001, 2002, 2003).

  27. Justices Weave Intricate Web of Habeas Corpus Decisions, 37 TRIAL 62 (Dec. 2001).

  28. Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of Death (with Marcy L. Kahn and Steven W. Fisher), 69 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2313 (2001).

  29. Violence and the Truth, 76 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 939 (2001).

  30. Substance and Procedure in Capital Cases: Why Federal Habeas Corpus Courts Should Review the Merits of Every Death Sentence, 78 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1771 (2000).

  31. Computer Crime and the Limits of the Law, 1 INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE LAW AND POLITICS REVIEW 41 (1998).

  32. FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW (with Peter Low). Westbury, NY: Foundation Press, 1997.

  33. A Tribute to the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch, 13 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 353 (1997).

  34. The Capital Jury Project, in THE DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA: CURRENT CONTROVERSIES (Hugo Adam Bedau, Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

  35. Federal Court Supervision of State Criminal Justice Administration (with Lauren Robel), 543 ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 154 (1996).

  36. Justice Dando and the “Conservative” Argument for Abolition, 72 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 21 (1996).

  37. Public Perception, Justice, and the “Search for Truth” in Criminal Cases (with Craig M. Bradley), 69 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1267 (1996).

  38. Where’s the Buck? Juror Misperception of Sentencing Responsibility in Death Penalty Cases, 70 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1137 (1995).

  39. On the Death Penalty for Juveniles, in CHILD, PARENT AND STATE:  LAW AND POLICY READER (S. Randall Humm et al., Eds.).  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.
  40. The "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause: A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric?, in THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN MODERN AMERICA (David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Eds.).  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

  41. Habeas After the Revolution (with William J. Stuntz), 1993 SUPREME COURT REVIEW 65 (1993).

  42. Is Innocence Sufficient? An Essay on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Problems with Federal Habeas Corpus and the Death Penalty, 68 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 817 (1993).

  43. Book Review. Weinreb, Lloyd L., Natural Law and Justice, 26 NOUS 248 (1992). [PDF]
  44. Starting from Scratch: Rethinking Federal Habeas Review of Death Penalty Cases, 20 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 133 (1992).

  45. Taking Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, in APPELLATE PRACTICE, 1991. Indianapolis:  Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1991.

  46. Retroactivity and the Great Writ: How Congress Should Respond to Teague v. Lane, 1990 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 183 (1990).

  47. Constitutionality and the U.S. Supreme Court's Positions on Capital Punishment Issues (course material), in HANDLING CAPITAL CASES. Reno: National Judicial College, 1989.

  48. On the Perils of Line Drawing: Juveniles and the Death Penalty, 40 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 229 (1989).

  49. State Capital Punishment Laws and How They Differ (course material), in HANDLING CAPITAL CASES. Reno: National Judicial College, 1989.

  50. The Supreme Court’s New Vision of Federal Habeas Corpus for State Prisoners, 1989 SUPREME COURT REVIEW 165 (1989).

  51. What the Supreme Court of the United States Considers When You File a Petition for Certiorari, in APPELLATE PRACTICE 1988. Indianapolis: Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1988.

  52. Brief Introduction to Death Penalty Law, in CRIMINAL LAW:  COPING WITH DIFFICULT PROBLEMS.  Indianapolis:  Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1987.
  53. Court Actions Contesting the Nonjudicial Foreclosure of Deeds of Trust in Washington, 59 WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 323 (1984).