Criminal Law & Procedure

Something Must Be Done: Finding a Solution to America’s Tumultuous and Complex Relationship with the Police during Traffic Stops

by Zachary J. Mahone, 2L Note Candidate This past July, the haunting cell phone footage of Philando Castile’s death sent shockwaves through the already shaky ground of police and public relations. After being pulled over for a broken taillight, Castile was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer over a misunderstanding involving a legally […]


Criminalization of HIV: Spread of the Viral Underclass

by Tyler J. Smith J.D., 2015, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law H-I-V. Arguably, no three letters in American society have generated more fear of a “viral underclass” [1] than those associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (“HIV”). In many states, including Indiana, simply having HIV is a crime with potentially severe consequences. The […]


Badged Bullies Belittling the Brazen: A Look into How School Resource Officers Contribute to the School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Marcus Alan McGhee 2015 Fellow, Program on Law and State Government J.D. Candidate, 2016, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law M.P.A., 2012, Northern Kentucky University B.A., cum laude, 2010, Northern Kentucky University Starting a few decades ago, school districts across the nation began to adopt and strictly adhere to zero-tolerance policies related […]