Benjamin Levin

University of Colorado Law School

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

What's Wrong with Police Unions?

120 Columbia Law Review 1333 (2020), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-1
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 24 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2020
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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policing, police unions, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, policing reform, labor law, unions, race, police abolition, abolition, public sector unions

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The Consensus Myth in Criminal Justice Reform

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-17
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2018
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminology, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, race, overcriminalization, mass incarceration, neoliberalism, legal theory, theories of punishment, prisons

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A Defensible Defense?: Reexamining Castle Doctrine Statutes

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 47, No. 2, p. 523, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2013
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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Castle Doctrine, Self-Defense, Criminal Law, Criminalization, Cultural Discourse, Legal History, Race, Victims' Rights, Stand Your Ground

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Criminal Employment Law

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-05, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-5
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2018
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, collateral consequences, sentencing, employment law, tort law, employment discrimination, theories of punishment, privatization, negligent hiring, ban the box, employee conduct policies, privacy, reentry, racial discrimination

5.

Imagining the Progressive Prosecutor

105 Minnesota Law Review 1415 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-7
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2021
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice reform, prosecutors, progressive prosecutors, prosecutorial discretion, abolition

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Guns and Drugs

84 Fordham Law Review 2173 (2016)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2017
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 496 (67,564)

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criminal law, criminal procedure, War on Drugs, guns, ACCA, mass incarceration, mandatory minimum sentencing, possession crimes, stop and frisk, policing, race, gun control, Second Amendment, gun violence, violent crime

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Mens Rea Reform and Its Discontents

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-2
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2019
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, mens rea, mens rea reform, overcriminalization, mass incarceration, statutory interpretation, strict liability, prosecutorial discretion, race, white collar crime, corporate crime, theories of punishment

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Criminal Law in Crisis

Colorado Law Review Forum (Forthcoming), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-19
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 May 2020 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2020
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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COVID-19, coronavirus, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, abolition, prisons, jails, pretrial detention, sentencing

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Rethinking the Boundaries of 'Criminal Justice' (Book Review)

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2018
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminology, criminal procedure, criminal justice, criminal justice system, criminal punishment, prisons, dignity, miserology, race, inequality, criminal justice reform, collateral consequences

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Blue-Collar Crime: Conspiracy, Organized Labor, and the Anti-Union Civil RICO Claim

Albany Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 1, p. 559, 2012
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 14 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2012
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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Labor Law, Legal History, RICO, Conspiracy, Union Organizing

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Made in the USA: Corporate Responsibility and Collective Identity in the American Automotive Industry

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 821, 2012
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 30 May 2012
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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corporations, shareholder primacy, advertising, cultural studies, fordism, automotive industry, Americanism, globalization, situationism

12.

Criminal Labor Law

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 2016, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 15-19
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2016
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, labor law, RICO, Taft Hartley, unions, union organizing, overcriminalization, conspiracy law, labor conspiracies, labor history

13.

Wage Theft Criminalization

54 UC Davis Law Review 1429 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-46
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 21 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2021
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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wage theft, criminal law, criminal justice, employment law, abolition, criminal justice reform, white-collar crime, mass incarceration, work law, progressivism, theories of punishment, legal theory

14.

American Gangsters: RICO, Criminal Syndicates, and Conspiracy Law as Market Control

Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 105, 2013
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2013
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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legal history, conspiracy law, criminal law, RICO, organized crime, organized labor, informal markets, political economy

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Values and Assumptions in Criminal Adjudication

Harvard Law Review Forum (2016), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 16-41
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2017
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal adjudication, policing, sentencing, criminal justice reform, race, judicial politics

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Inmates for Rent, Sovereignty for Sale: The Global Prison Market

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2014
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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Belgium, Netherlands, prisons, criminal law, sentencing, theories of punishment, globalization, international trade, prison labor, convict leasing, mass incarceration, prison litigation, prison transfers, prison overcrowding, prison conditions

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Decarceration and Default Mental States

Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-51
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Nov 2020
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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mens rea reform, criminal justice reform, abolition, criminal law, criminal justice, strict liability, white-collar crime, progressivism, right on crime, theories of punishment

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De-Naturalizing Criminal Law: Of Public Perceptions and Procedural Protections

Albany Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 1777 (2012/13)
Posted: 30 May 2013 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
Benjamin Levin
University of Colorado Law School
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criminal law, guilt, innocence, victims' rights, overcriminalization, law and order, cultural discourse