Albert W. Alschuler

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Albert W. Alschuler is the Julius Kreeger Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School. He taught criminal law and procedure for 50 years and now is enjoying retirement with his wife Linda in Maine. He has written about the history of jury trials, the origin of the privilege against self-incrimination, William Blackstone, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., discriminatory jury selection, racial profiling, police hunches, bribery, preventive pretrial detention, confessions, sentencing guidelines, plea bargaining, gang-loitering ordinances, corporate criminal punishment, the ethics of the O.J. Simpson defense team, presidential pardons, and the purposes of criminal punishment. His most recent scholarly works are Plea Bargaining and Mass Incarceration, 76 NYU Annual Survey of Am. L. 205 (2020), Limiting the Pardon Power, 63 Ariz. L. Rev.  545 (2021), and The Corruption of the Pardon Power, 18 U. St. Thomas L.J.1 (2022). He is also on LinkedIn.


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