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Publications by Franklin E. Zimring


The Death Penalty’s Dirty Little Secret, California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2: 139-145 (April) (2013)

Book review of The International Crime Drop: New Directions In Research, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (2013)

On the Meaning and Limits of Good News from the National Crime Victimization Survey, Domestic Violence Report, Vol. 18, No. 3, February/March, pp. 33, 45 (2013) - PDF Version (318 Kb)

On Rape and Capital Punishment, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVIII, No. 4, January 26, pp. 15-16 (2013) - PDF Version (93 Kb)

The Accidental Crime Commission: Its Legacies and Lessons, Marquette Lawyer, Spring, 43-50 (2013) - PDF Version (220 Kb)

The Invisible Blessings of Prevention, San Francisco Chronicle, Insight, April 21, p. E6 (2013)

Foreword to Thorsten Sellin, The Penalty of Death, SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013) - PDF Version (227 Kb)

Public Opinion and Death Penalty Reform in the People’s Republic of China, City University of Hong Kong Law Review , 3: 189-196 (2012) - PDF Version (321 Kb)

The Texas Deterrence Muddle, Criminology and Public Policy, 11: 579-591 (2012) - PDF Version (577 Kb)

Executing Kasab: A New Beginning or the Beginning of the End of India’s Death Penalty? Commentary, Economic & Political Weekly, December 29, Vol. XLVIL, No. 52, pp. 10-11 (2012) - PDF Version (69 Kb)

The Shifting Politics of Drug Control, Library of Law and Liberty, Liberty Law Blog, June 9 (2012)

Desperate Times...Crime in New York Isn’t Like Other Cities–Which Is Why It Needs Aggressive Policing and Gun Control, New York Post, September 22 (2012)

California’s Death Penalty–A Consumer’s Guide, San Francisco Chronicle, April 29, p. E4 (2012)

The Endgame for the Death Penalty in California, San Francisco Chronicle, December 9, p. D6 (2012)

Creating a Road Map for Punishment Policy, San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, p. E5 (2012) - PDF Version (33 Kb)

The Politics of Gun Control, San Francisco Chronicle, July 27, p. E6 (2012) - PDF Version (24 Kb)

The Scale of Imprisonment in the United States: 20th Century Patterns and 21st Century Prospects, The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology , Italian translation by Alesssandro Corda for Criminalia: Annuario di Scienze Penalistiche 2011, Edizioni ETS, pp. 47-7 (2012) - PDF Version (225 Kb)

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs: Four Destructive Influences of Capital Punishment on American Criminal Justice, The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections, in Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz, eds., Oxford University Press (2012) - PDF Version (366 Kb)

How to Stop Urban Crime Without Jail Time: What Cities Can Learn from NYC’s Safest Decade, The Wall Street Journal, January 28-29, p. C3 (2012) - PDF Version (58 Kb)

Community Mobilization and Community Board Participatory Research to Prevent Youth Violence Among Asian and Immigrant Populations, American Journal of Community Psychology, 48: 77-88 (2011) - PDF Version (193 Kb)

The Past as Prologue? Decarceration in California then and Now, Criminology and Public Policy , 10: 291-325 (2011)

A Big Bite Out of Crime, New York Post, November 6, p. 32 (2011) - PDF Version (46 Kb)

Memo to Oakland, Richmond: You Have a Model in New York, San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, p. E4 (2011) - PDF Version (26 Kb)

How New York Beat Crime, Scientific American, August, p. 75 (2011) - PDF Version (5.43 Mb)

Response to “Why Crime Dropped” letters to the editor, Scientific American, December, p. 8 (2011) - PDF Version (144 Kb)

Executions without Legitimacy? Why the ALI Action Matters, Responding to Professors Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker’s, “No More Tinkering: The American Law Institute and the Death Penalty Provisions of the Model Penal Code” , Texas Law Review, “See Also Response,”, 88: 257 (2011)

Delinquency, Opportunity and the Second Generation Immigrant Puzzle, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference, Frost et al., eds., Wasdworth/Cenage Learning, 247-249. (2010) - PDF Version (31 Kb)

Juvenile Justice: Legal, Policy & Political Issues, Focus on Law Studies, American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, Vol. XXV, No. 2, Spring, p. 4. (2010)

Executions, Deterrence, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies , 7:1-29, March (2010) - PDF Version (385 Kb)

The Power Politics of Juvenile Court Transfer: A Mildly Revisionist History of the 1990s, Louisiana Law Review, 71:1-15 (2010) - PDF Version (983 Kb)

The Scale of Imprisonment in the United States: 20th Century Patterns and 21st Century Prospects, The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology , 100:1225-1245 (2010) - PDF Version (1.22 Mb)

Foreword to Jane Sprott and Anthony Doob, Justice for Girls? Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada, University of Chicago Press (2009) - PDF Version (11 Kb)

Myths of Get-Tough Law, St. Petersburg Times, October 30 (2009)

Pulling the Plug on Capital Punishment, The National Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 14, December 7, p. 42. (2009) - PDF Version (195 Kb)


50 Different Countries? The Complications of Penal Federalism, American Exceptionalism in Criminal Justice, Kevin Reitz, ed. (2013) - PDF Version (129 Kb)

American Youth Violence: A Cautionary Tale, Crime and Justice, Vol. 42, University of Chicago Press (2013) - PDF Version (538 Kb)