American Criminal Law Review

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American Criminal Law Review  
DisciplineLaw
LanguageEnglish
Edited byRyan Shymansky
Publication details
Publication history
1962–present
Publisher
FrequencyFour times a year
Standard abbreviations
Am. Crim. L. Rev.
Am. Crim. Law Rev.
Indexing
ISSN0164-0364
LCCN71649985
OCLC no.1479741
Links

The American Criminal Law Review is a student-edited scholarly journal published at Georgetown University Law Center. The ACLR is a journal of American criminal law and white-collar crime.

Overview[edit]

ACLR adopts a mix of symposia, articles, and notes.[1] The journal is the most cited criminal law journal by courts, with fifty-seven case cites from 2005-2012 (the 38th most of any American law review),[2] and the second most cited criminal law journal by other law reviews, with 1,217 cites from 2005-2012.[3]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The American Criminal Law Review was first published in 1962 by the USC Gould School of Law in conjunction with the American Bar Association.[4] The ABA moved the publication to the University of Kansas School of Law the following year and changed its title to the American Criminal Law Quarterly ("ACLQ").[4] As an ABA publication, the ACLQ concentrated on a practitioner's approach to the criminal law.[4]

Move to Georgetown Law[edit]

In 1971, Professor Samuel Dash was elected chairman of the ABA's Criminal Law Section and moved from the University of Kansas School of Law to Georgetown University Law Center.[4] Professor Dash brought the journal with him and changed its name to the American Criminal Law Review.[4] Now edited by students, each issue originally dealt with a single topic. Volume 10, Number 1—the first issue published at Georgetown and under the American Criminal Law review name—presented a symposium on military law, and began with an essay by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army at the time, Gen. William Westmoreland.[4] That format lasted for only three academic years.[4]

Annual Survey of White Collar Crime[edit]

Overview[edit]

In the fall of 1980, the First Survey of White Collar Crime appeared in Volume 18, Number 2.[4] It has evolved into the ACLR's best-known publication.[4] One hornbook, on White Collar Crime by J. Kelly Strader, referred his readers to the Annual Survey, writing: "Readers should note that this area of the law is changing rapidly. For a more extensive discussion of any particular subject, the reader may wish to refer to…The Annual Survey of White Collar Crime…."[5]

Topics covered[edit]

The Annual Survey has covered antitrust violations, computer crime, corporate crime, election law violations, employment-related crimes, environmental crime, false statements and false claims, federal criminal conspiracy, financial institutions fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, intellectual property crimes, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, perjury, public corruption, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, securities fraud, and tax violations.[6]

Notable contributors[edit]

ACLR contributors have included some of the most prominent figures in American government, academia, and legal practice, including Justice William Brennan,[7] Sen. Ted Kennedy,[8] Prof. Akhil Amar,[9] Cyrus R. Vance Jr.[10] Larry D. Thompson,[11] Julie O'Sullivan[12] and then-Judge Stephen Breyer.[1][13]

Membership[edit]

The American Criminal Law Review is composed of about ninety second- and third-year law students. The third-year students serve in editorial positions and the second-year students work as staff. Students are offered positions on ACLR based on their first-year grades and performance in a writing and citation competition. First-year students participate in the competition after completing their final exams in the spring semester. The competition is administered by the Georgetown Law Office of Journal Administration.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.americancriminallawreview.com/Drupal/page/about-us
  2. ^ Stephanie Miller, Washington and Lee University, School of Law Library - Most-Cited Legal Periodicals by Case Cites: U.S. and selected non-U.S. Archived 2006-03-07 at the Wayback Machine., 2005-2012 rankings of law school journals.
  3. ^ Stephanie Miller, Washington and Lee University, School of Law Library - Most-Cited Legal Periodicals by Journal Cites: U.S. and selected non-U.S. Archived 2006-03-07 at the Wayback Machine., 2005-2012 rankings of law school journals.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "American Criminal Law Review". georgetown.edu.
  5. ^ Understanding White Collar Crime, Third Edition 2011, J. Kelly Strader, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
  6. ^ http://www.americancriminallawreview.com/Drupal/page/annual-survey-index
  7. ^ "Redirecting..." heinonline.org.
  8. ^ "NCJRS Abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service". ncjrs.gov.
  9. ^ https://www.law.yale.edu/system/files/documents/faculty/amar_1996future.pdf
  10. ^ "INTRODUCTORY ARTICLE: THE CONSCIENCE AND CULTURE OF A PROSECUTOR". lexisnexis.com.
  11. ^ http://www.americancriminallawreview.com/Drupal/content/blameless-corporation
  12. ^ ""Does DOJ's Privilege Waiver Policy Threaten the Rationales Underlying " by Julie R. O'Sullivan". georgetown.edu.
  13. ^ http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CHRG-BREYER/pdf/GPO-CHRG-BREYER-3-1-3-1-1.pdf