About Frank R. Herrmann, S.J.
Before joining the faculty in 1991, Associate Professor Frank R. Herrmann, S.J., spent more than ten years as a criminal defense lawyer involved in both trial and appellate cases. He teaches Evidence, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Criminal Process, and Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility. He holds an A.B. from Fordham University, an M.Div. from Woodstock College and a J.D. from Boston College.
- Fall 2016: Criminal Justice Clinic Class, BC Defender Program Clinic, BC Defender Program Seminar
- Spring 2017: Evidence, BC Defender Program Clinic, BC Defender Program Seminar
Frank R. Herrmann, S.J.
Boston College Law School
885 Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Standing Mute at Arrest as Evidence of Guilt: The 'Right to Silence' Under Attack American Journal of Criminal Law (2008)
It is commonly understood that an arrested person has a right to remain silent and that the government may not use his or her silence to prove guilt at trial. Three Circuit Courts of Appeal, ...
The Uses of History in Crawford v. Washington International Commentary on Evidence (2004)
To a striking degree, both the majority and concurring opinions in Crawford v. Washington are replete with references to Anglo-American historical materials, used to support differing conclusions about the application of the Confrontation Clause to ...
30 = 20: ‘Understanding’ Maximum Sentence Enhancements Buffalo Law Review (1998)
In this article, Professor Herrmann argues that the due process protections of a criminal trial should apply to aggravating factors that under current “maximum-enhancing statutes” allow judges to impose lengthier punishments in the sentencing phase. ...