At Issue: Should Mandatory Sentences be Abolished? (with Douglas A. Berman), CQ Researcher (2014)
No sentencing structure can always guarantee the indisputably "right" result. But we should strive for...
New Data and New Questions: TRAC's Contribution to Federal Sentencing (with Douglas A. Berman), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2012)
Follow the Evidence: Integrate Risk Assessment into Sentencing (with Jordan M. Hyatt and Maerk H. Bergstrom), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011)
Reform in Motion: The Promise and Perils of Incorporating Risk Assessments and Cost-Benefit Analysis into Pennsylvania Sentencing, Duquesne University Law Review (2011)
Actuarial risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses have become increasingly commonplace in many areas of criminal...
Shaping Modern Sentencing: Three Giants (with Mark L. Miller), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2009)
The Next Era of Sentencing Reform ... Revisited (with Mark Bergstrom, Frank Dermody, and Jordan Hyatt), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2009)
Prosecutors and Evidence-Based Sentencing: Rewards, Risks, and Responsibilities, Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice (2009)
Revolution or Evolution: Recent Developments in American Federal Criminal Sentencing, Waseda Proceedings of Comparative Law (2009)
Statement of Steven L. Chanenson Before the United States Sentencing Commission Regarding Retroactivity of Crack Guidelines Amendments, Federal Sentencing Reporter (2007)
Federal Cocaine Sentencing in Transition (with Douglas A. Berman), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2007)
Can and Will Information Spur Post-Modern Setencing Reforms? (with Douglas A. Berman), Federal Sentencing Reporter (2007)
The Real (Sentencing) World: State Sentencing in the Post-Blakely Era (with Douglas A. Berman), Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)
Soon after the Supreme Court in Blakely v. Washington declared certain judicial fact-finding within a...
Write On!, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)
Modern federal appellate review of sentences is a recent phenomenon introduced by the Sentencing Reform...
Obstruction of Justice: Model Sentencing Guidelines §2J2, Federal Sentencing Reporter (2006)
Perjury or Subornation of Perjury; Bribery of Witness: Model Sentencing Guidelines § 2J1, Federal Sentencing Reporter (2006)
Evolution and Denial: State Sentencing after Blakely and Booker (with Daniel F. Wilhelm), Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)
Justice Louis Brandeis famously described the states as laboratories where individual jurisdictions can experiment with...
Booker on Crack: Sentencing’s Latest Gordian Knot, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy (2006)
Guidance from Above and Beyond, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2005)
Criminal sentencing does not just happen in the courtroom. Some key sentencing decisions happen long...
Norval Morris (with Marc Miller), Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities (Sage Publications) (2005)
The Next Era of Sentencing Reform, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2004)
This article charts a path for criminal sentencing in the wake of the Supreme Court’s...
Hoist with their Own Petard?, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2004)
In 2003, Congress and the Department of Justice tried to increase their control over the...
In Pennsylvania, the Sentencing Remains the Same (with Frank Dermody), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Op-Ed) (2004)
Get the Facts, Jack! Empirical Research and the Changing Constitutional Landscape of Consent Searches, Tennessee Law Review (2004)
The Foggy Road for Evaluating Punitive Damages: Lifting the Haze from the BMW/State Farm Guideposts (with John Y. Gotanda), Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2004)
In light of increasing punitive damages awards, the United States Supreme Court formulated criteria for...