AALS Call for Papers on Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
The AALS Section on Criminal Justice will hold a panel during the
AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans entitled, "Technology and Crime:
The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public."
We are soliciting papers to consider for presentation in conjunction
with this panel. Current confirmed speakers on this distinguished panel
include Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt University Law School, Tracy
Meares, Yale Law School, and Orin Kerr, George Washington University
School of Law. The panel will be moderated by Andrew G. Ferguson, UDC
David A. Clarke School of Law.Panel
Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public
New mass surveillance technologies are changing Fourth Amendment
protections in public. Enhanced video cameras, GPS location devices,
license plate readers, mobile body scanners, backscatter x-ray vans,
facial recognition technology, drones, and satellite imaging, in
combination, can all be directed at targeted geographic areas. Combined
with, or replacing, traditional "stop and frisk” or police surveillance
tactics, these technologies have the potential to alter Fourth
Amendment protections. At the same time, intelligence-led policing
strategies involving crime mapping and analysis have allowed law
enforcement to identify areas of crime for targeted police intervention.
This panel looks at the constitutional implications of these
developments on the expectation of privacy.
Eligibility and Due Date:
members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit
papers. Foreign, visiting and adjunct faculty members, graduate students
and fellows are not eligible to submit. This call for papers is
limited to those who have been teaching for six years or fewer as of
July 1, 2012. The due date for submission is August 15, 2012. Any
paper that has not yet been the subject of an offer of publication by
August 15, 2012, is eligible for submission.
To facilitate anonymous review, please submit papers in electronic form to Professor Giovanna Shay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The paper should have identifying information contained on a cover
sheet only; the cover page will be removed before the paper is
distributed for review. The cover sheet should also include the year you
began law teaching and a statement that the paper has not yet received
any offers of publication.Paper Review and Notification of Acceptance
Registration Fees and Expenses
Call for Papers participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.
Papers will be selected after review by members of the Criminal
Justice Section Executive Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be
notified by November 1, 2012.