American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam (First Edition Design Publishing 2017).Firepower to the People! Gun Rights and the Law of Self-defense to Curb Police Misconduct, 85 Tenn. L. Rev. 191 (2017).
“Uncertainty Ahead: Update on Pell Grant Funding for Prisoners,” in The State of Criminal Justice 2017 (American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 2017).
“Drafting Legal Documents in a Doctrinal Class,” in Experiential Education in the Law School Curriculum (Carolina Academic Press 2017).
Not for Free: Exploring the Collateral Costs of Diversity in Legal Education, 48 U. Pacific L.R. 887 (2017).
Keeping it REAL: Why Congress Must Act to Restore Pell Grant Funding to Prisoners, 11 U. Mass. L. Rev. 26 (2016).
Sonic Jihad: Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration,11 Fl. Intl. U. L. Rev. 201 (2015).
"Raza Islamica: Prisons, Hip hop & Converting Converts,” in Hip Hop and the Law (Carolina Academic Press 2015)(republished from 22 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 175 (2012).
Evolving Standards of Domination: Abandoning a Flawed Legal Standard and Approaching a New Era in Penal Reform,90 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 495 (2015).
How Mass Incarceration Underdevelops Latino Communities,in U.S. Latinos and Criminal Injustice (2015).
Shackles Beyond the Sentence: How Legal Financial Obligations Create a Permanent Underclass, 1 N.Y. L. Sch. Impact Ctr. Pub. Int. L. 46 (2015).
Redefining Gender Violence—Transcript from Converge! Reimagining the Movement to End Gender Violence,5 Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 289 (2015).
Foreward: From LatCrit to LatCrit 2.0—Institutionalizing a Movement and Cultivating Next-Generation Scholarship, 47 John Marshall L. Rev. 1167 (2014).
“Religion in Prison,” in Religion and America Cultures: Tradition, Diversity and Popular Expression (2d ed. 2014).
Spectacular or Specious? A Critical Review of the Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat, 39 T. Marshall L. Rev. 225 (2014).
Introduction—Twenty Years after the Education Apocalypse: The Ongoing Fall Out from the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill,33 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 283 (2014) (with Mary Rachel Gould).
Economic Interest Convergence in Downsizing Imprisonment, 75 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 475 (2014).
Experiential Education as Critical Pedagogy: Enhancing the Law School Experience, 38 Nova L. Rev. 249 (2014) (with Stephanie Smith Ledesma).
Muslim Radicalization in Prison: Responding with Sound Penal Policy or the Sound of Alarm?,49 Gonz. L. Rev. 37 (2014).
Legal Punishment as Civil Ritual: Making Cultural Sense of Harsh Punishment, 82 Miss. L.J. 1 (2013) (Lead Article).
Facts and Fictions About Islam in Prison: Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post-9/11 America, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, Inst. for Soc. Pol’y & Understanding, Jan. 2013 Report.
Raza Islámica: Prisons, Hip Hop & Converting Converts, 22 Berkeley la Raza L.J. 175 (2012).
Religion as Rehabilitation? Reflections on Islam in the Correctional Setting, 34 Whittier L. Rev. 29 (2012).
Priorities of Pedagogy: Classroom Justice in the Law School Setting, 48 Cal. West. L. Rev. 467 (2012).
Why Obama is Black: Language, Law & Structures of Power, 1 Colum. J. Race & L. 468 (2012).
Enslaved by Words: Legalities and Limitations of ‘Post-Racial’ Language, 2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 705 (2011).
Child Pornography Sentencing & Demographic Data: Reforming Through Research, 24 Fed. Sent’g Rep. 102 (2011).
Gender Violence in Prison & Hyper-masculinities in the ‘Hood: Cycles of Destructive Masculinity, 37 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 89 (2011).
"Gang Intervention in the United States: Legal and Extra-Legal Attempts at Peacemaking," in Peacemaking from Theory to Practice (Andrea Bartoli et al. eds., 2011).
Legal Omission: A Reaction to Asian Americans and Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, 2 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 207 (2011).
“Prison Religion,” “Girard, Rene” and “Prayer Beads,” in Encyclopedia of Global Religions (Mark Juergensmeyer & Wade Clark Roof, eds., 2011).
“Criminal Justice,” in Richard Hecht and Vincent Biondo, eds., RELIGION IN THE PRACTICE OF DAILY LIFE (Praeger, 2010).
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