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Michael Cicchini's law review articles


In my efforts to advocate for legal reform I have also published extensively in law reviews.  My articles have been cited in state and federal court decisions, annotated statutes, legal treatises, attorneys' motions and briefs, legal reform initiatives, books, newspaper articles, social science journal articles, and in other law review articles, notes, and comments.  (Law review articles are not legal advice.  If you have a legal issue or question of any kind, immediately call a licensed attorney in your state.)   

Burden of Proof

Instructing Jurors on Reasonable Doubt: It's All Relative, 8 California L. Rev. Online __ (2017)

The Battle over the Burden of Proof: A Report from the Trenches, 79 U. Pittsburgh L. Rev. __ (2017)

Testing the Impact of Criminal Jury Instructions on Verdicts: A Conceptual Replication, 117 Columbia L. Rev. Online 22 (2017) (with L. White)

Truth or Doubt? An Empirical Test of Criminal Jury Instructions, 50 U. Richmond L. Rev. 1139 (2016) (with L. White)

Jury Trials / Evidence

Combating Prosecutor Misconduct in Closing Arguments, 70 Oklahoma L. Rev. __ (2018)

Convictions Based on Character: An Empirical Test of Other-Acts Evidence, 70 Florida L. Rev. __ (2018) (with L. White)

An Alternative to the Wrong-Person Defense, 24 Geo. Mason U. Civil Rights L.J. 1 (2013)

Prosecutorial Misconduct at Trial: A New Perspective Rooted in Confrontation Clause Jurisprudence, 37 Seton Hall L. Rev. 335 (2007)

Confrontation Clause

Dead Again: The Latest Demise of the Confrontation Clause, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 1301 (2011)

Judicial (In)Discretion: How Courts Circumvent the Confrontation Clause under Crawford and Davis, 75 Tennessee L. Rev. 753 (2008)

Confrontation after Crawford v. Washington: Defining "Testimonial", 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (2006) (with V. Rust)

Miranda / False Confessions 

The New Miranda Warning, 65 SMU L. Rev. 911 (2012) 

Overcoming Miranda: A Content Analysis of the Miranda Portion of Police Interrogations, 49 Idaho L. Rev. 1 (2012) (with L. White and A. Domanico)

An Empirical Basis for the Admission of Expert Testimony on False Confessions, 40 Arizona St. L.J. 1 (2008) (with L. White and D. Chojnacki)

Other Pretrial Matters

An Economics Perspective on the Exclusionary Rule and Deterrence, 75 Missouri L. Rev. 459 (2010)

Reforming the Law on Show-Up Identifications, 100 Nw. J. Crim. L. & Criminology 381 (2010) (with J. Easton)

Broken Government Promises: A Contract-Based Approach to Enforcing Plea Bargains, 38 New Mexico L. Rev. 159 (2008)

Other Criminal Law Topics

The Collapsing Constitution, 42 Hofstra L. Rev. 731 (2014)

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