More on Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement


Republicans Rethinking ‘Tough on Crime’

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). March 18, 2015.

US Wants to Hack Your Phone Because It Doesn’t Have Real Spies It Needs

By Patrick G. Eddington. Reuters. February 23, 2015.

Obama Administration Big on ‘Hot Goods’ Orders, Civil Forfeiture for Labor Regulations

By Walter Olson. Reason (Online). February 15, 2015.

Cato Studies

Clicking on Heaven’s Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime

By Paolo Pinotti. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 8. August 20, 2014.

Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens

By Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett. White Paper. February 2, 2012.

Reforming Indigent Defense: How Free Market Principles Can Help to Fix a Broken System

By Stephen J. Schulhofer and David Friedman. Policy Analysis No. 666. September 1, 2010.


Don’t Retreat on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Ilya Shapiro. America's First Freedom. January 2014.

Forfeiting Reason

Roger Pilon. Criminal Law and Procedure News. Vol. 1. No. 2. Spring 1997.

Criminal Remedies: Restitution, Punishment, or Both?

Roger Pilon. Ethics: An International Journal of Social., Political., and Legal Philosophy. Vol. 88. No. 4. July 1978.

Public Filings

Johnson v. United States

By David Debold, Ashley E. Johnson, Ilya Shapiro, & Trevor Burrus. Legal Briefs. February 25, 2015.

Rosebrock v. Hoffman

By Timothy Sandefur, Wencong Fa, Larry Salzman, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. February 23, 2015.

O’Keefe v. Chisholm

By Bradley A. Benbrook, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. February 20, 2015.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Too Many Laws, Too Many Costs

David Boaz. Policy Report. January/February 2015.


Ilya Shapiro. Supreme Court Review. 2013-2014.

The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Radley Balko. Cato's Letter. Fall 2013.


The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

Featuring Adam Bates and Dalibor Rohac. February 17, 2015. Book Forum.

Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon?

Featuring David B. Kopel, Mark Lomax, Cheye Calvo, & Tim Lynch. September 12, 2014. Policy Forum.

Lessons from Ferguson

Featuring Tim Lynch. September 10, 2014. Policy Forum.