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Criminal Justice LLM Writing Workshop (2021/22 Academic Year)



This guide presents selected materials related to the LLM paper topic ideas discussed by the group during our first meeting. 

These materials are quite introductory and general in nature and are meant to get you started down the path of finding an appropriately narrow topic on which to write your LLM paper.

Jennifer will be maintaining this guide throughout the year.  If you have questions or need her help, please contact her at

How to Use This Guide

Click the link below to download an illustrated step-by-step example of how to use this guide to begin researching a potential paper topic.

LLM Writing Workshop Group Meeting #2: PowerPoint Presentation

Jennifer introduced this guide and explained how to best use it during our group's second meeting on September 21, 2021.  Click the link below to access her PowerPoint slides from that meeting.

Criminal Punishment

Punishment in the Context of Criminal Justice: General Research

Topic Focus: Punishment of Sexual Offenses

General Research

Sexual Offenses and Capital Punishment: Selected Resources

Topic Focus: Asset Forfeiture


Incarceration: General Research

Topic Focus: Reform/Abolition of the Carceral State

Topic Focus: Incarceration's Impact on Families

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice: General Research

Restorative Justice: Selected Recent Journal Articles

White-Collar Crime

White-Collar Crime: General Research


Corruption: General Research

Suggestions for Additional Resources

Harvard Law School Library Research Guides