Recent Faculty Books

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“No Place to Hide: Gang, State, and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador” (Harvard University Press, 2009), by Clinical Professor James Cavallaro and Spring Miller ’07, analyzes the evolution of violent street gangs and the Salvadoran state’s responses to gang-related and other forms of violence. The findings are based on primary research conducted in El Salvador between 2006 and 2008.

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“Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy” (Harvard University Press, 2009), edited by Professors Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 and Martha Minow, brings together articles addressing the expansion of government outsourcing in fields that include military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management and interrogation of terrorism suspects. The book explores the legal, economic, and political concerns that outsourcing raises, and examines what role costs, quality and democratic oversight should play in contracting out government work.

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“Prosecuting Apartheid-Era Crimes? A South African Dialogue on Justice” (Harvard University Press, 2009), by Lecturer on Law Tyler Giannini and Clinical Instructor Susan Farbstein ’04, with Samantha Bent ’08 and Miles Jackson LL.M. ’07, examines recently intensified questions about prosecuting crimes committed during apartheid in South Africa. It includes reflections from former Truth and Reconciliation Commission members, advocates, survivors of apartheid and a variety of government officials.

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Professor Ryan Goodman and Lecturer on Law Mindy Jane Roseman edited “Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals: New Perspectives on International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Ethics” (Harvard University Press, 2009). The collection brings together the writings of a wide range of practitioners and scholars on the involvement of health professionals in human rights and humanitarian law violations.

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“When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice,” edited by Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ’78 and Austin Sarat (New York University Press, 2009), presents 10 original articles in which wrongful convictions are described not as random mistakes but rather as inevitable outcomes in a flawed system plagued by faulty eyewitness identifications, false confessions, biased juries and racial discrimination.


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