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January-February 2018 , Page 59 

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Getting Scholarship Into Court Project

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Editor’s Note: The “Getting Scholarship Into Court Project” brings helpful law review articles and other writings to the attention of criminal defense attorneys. The project’s purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. Summarized on this page are articles the project’s advisory board recommends that practicing lawyers take the time to read.

Rachel A. Harmon
Why Arrest?

115 Mich. L. Rev. 307 (2016)
SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2673553 

Arrests are the paradigmatic police activity. Even critics of individual arrests widely assume the power to arrest is essential to policing. As a result, neither commentators nor scholars have asked why police need to make arrests. Professor Rachel Harmon takes up that question and argues that the use of arrests should be curtailed.

The 12 million arrests police conduct each year are harmful not only to the individuals arrested but also to their families and communities and to

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