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Publications by David A. Sklansky


Democracy and the Police (Stanford University Press 2008)

Evidence: Cases, Commentary, and Problems (Aspen Publishers 2003, 2d ed. 2008, 3d ed. 2012)

Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and Their Unions as Agents of Change (Routledge 2011) (co-edited with Monique Marks)


Evidentiary Instructions and the Jury as Other, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 407 (2013)

Crime, Immigration, and Ad Hoc Instrumentalism, 15 New Crim. L. Rev. 157 (2012)

Private Police and Human Rights, 5 Law & Ethics of Hum. Rts. 112 (2011)

Hearsay's Last Hurrah, 2009 Sup. Ct. Rev. 1 (2010) - PDF Version (552 Kb)

Anti-Inquisitorialism, 122 Harv. L. Rev. 1649 (2009)

Science, Suspects, and Systems: Lessons from the Anthrax Investigation [co-authored with Erin Murphy], 8 Issues in Legal Scholarship, Iss. 2, Art. 3 (2009)

"One Train May Hide Another": Katz, Stonewall, and the Secret Subtext of Criminal Procedure, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 875 (2008)

Is the Exclusionary Rule Obsolete?, 5 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 567 (2008)

Comparative Law Without Leaving Home: What Civil Procedure Can Teach Criminal Procedure, and Vice Versa [co-authored with Stephen C. Yeazell], 94 Geo. L.J. 683 (2006)

Not Your Father's Police Department: Making Sense of the New Demographics of Law Enforcement, 96 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1209 (2006)

Private Police and Democracy, 43 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 89 (2006)

Police and Democracy, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 1699 (2005)

Back to the Future: Kyllo, Katz, and Common Law, 72 Miss. L.J. 143 (2002)

Quasi-Affirmative Rights in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 88 Va. L. Rev. 1229 (2002)

The Fourth Amendment and Common Law, 100 Colum. L. Rev. 1739 (2000)

Starr, Singleton, and the Prosecutor's Role, 26 Fordham Urb. L.J. 509 (1999)

The Private Police, 46 UCLA L. Rev. 1165 (1999)

Traffic Stops, Minority Motorists, and the Future of the Fourth Amendment, 1997 Sup. Ct. Rev. 271 (1997)

Cocaine, Race, and Equal Protection, 47 Stan. L. Rev. 1283 (1995)

Proposition 187 and the Ghost of James Bradley Thayer, 17 Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 24 (1995)


Dick Wolf Goes to Law School: Integrating Humanities into Courses on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence, 3 Cal. L. Rev. Circuit 165 (2012)

What Evidence Scholars Can Learn from the Work of Stephen Yeazell: History, Rulemaking, and the Lawyer’s Fundamental Conflict, 61 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 150 (2013) - PDF Version (797 Kb)

Killer Seatbelts and Criminal Procedure, 119 Harv. L. Rev. F. 56 (2006) - PDF Version (90 Kb)


Report of the Rampart Independent Review Panel: A Report to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Concerning Special Order 40 [co-authored] (2001) - PDF Version (41 Kb)

Report of the Rampart Independent Review Panel: A Report to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Concerning the Operations, Policies, and Procedures of the Los Angeles Police Department in the Wake of the Rampart Scandal [co-authored] (2000) - PDF Version (598 Kb)


Review of Wesley G. Skogan, Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities (2006), 41 L. & Soc'y Rev. 233 (2008)

Review of John Bailey & Lucia Dammert, Public Security and Police Reform in the Americas (2006), 20 Governance 554 (2007)

Review of Vivien Stern, A Sin Against the Future: Imprisonment in the World (1998), 30 J. Interdisc. Hist. 643 (2000)


Social Media and Police Leadership: Lessons from Boston, New Perspectives in Policing (Harvard Kennedy School/National Institute of Justice) (with Edward F. Davis III and Alejandro A. Alves) (2014) - PDF Version (302 Kb)

A Postscript on Katz and Stonewall: Evidence from Justice Stewart's First Draft, 45 U.C. Davis Law Review 1487 (2012)

Confrontation and Fairness, 45 Texas Tech L Rev 103 (2012)

Confrontation and Kabuki, 20 J.L. & Pol'y 501 (2012)

Confined, Crammed, and Inextricable: What The Wire Gets Right, 8 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 473 (2011)

The Persistent Pull of Police Professionalism, New Perspectives in Policing (Harvard Kennedy School/National Institute of Justice) (2011)

Comment, in Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig & Justin McCrary eds. (University of Chicago Press) (2011)

Introduction--The Role of the Rank and File in Police Reform [co-authored with Monique Marks], 18 Policing & Society 1 (2008)

Introduction--Voices from Below: Unions and Participatory Arrangements in the Police Workplace [co-authored with Monique Marks], 9 Police Prac. & Res. 85 (2008)

Foreword, 26 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law [xii] (2006)

The Feds Aren't Listening, Boston Rev., Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005, at 16 (2004)

Plea Bargaining [co-authored with Arthur Rosett], The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)

Private Policing, The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)

Some Cautious Optimism About the Problem of Racial Profiling, 3 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 293 (2001)

Crack Cocaine and Equal Protection, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, 2d ed. (2000)

Traffic Stops, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, 2d ed. (2000)

Harry A. Blackmun, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, 2d ed. (2000)

Developments in the Law -- Immigration Policy and the Rights of Aliens -- VI. Discrimination Against Documented Aliens [co-authored], 96 Harv. L. Rev. 1400 (1983)

Note, Awards of Attorneys' Fees to Unsuccessful Environmental Litigants, 96 Harv. L. Rev. 677 (1983)


The Promise and the Perils of Police Professionalism, in The Future of Policing, Jennifer M. Brown ed. (Routledge) (2013) - PDF Version (136 Kb)

Stealing Bill Stuntz, in The Political Heart of Criminal Justice: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz, Michael Klarman, David Skeel & Carol Steiker eds. (Cambridge University Press) (2012)

Work and Authority in Policing, in Police in the Liberal State, Markus Dubber & Mariana Valverde eds. (Stanford University Press) (2008)

Seeing Blue: Police Reform, Occupational Culture, and Cognitive Burn-In, in Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions, Megan O'Neill, Monique Marks & Anne-Marie Singh eds. (Elsevier) (2007)

The Story of Katz v. United States: The Limits of Aphorism, in Criminal Procedure Stories, Carol S. Steiker ed. (Foundation Press) (2006)