Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 25–46

Terror in the courts: Beginning to assess the impact of terrorism-related prosecutions on domestic criminal law and procedure in the USA


DOI: 10.1007/s10611-008-9118-4

Cite this article as:
Weisselberg, C.D. Crime Law Soc Change (2008) 50: 25. doi:10.1007/s10611-008-9118-4


This article explores some of the possible influences of the “war on terror.” It asks whether civilian criminal prosecutions of terrorism-related offenses or suspects may shape or distort domestic criminal law and procedure in the USA. The article identifies issues that may tend to arise in terrorism-related cases and suggests categories of prosecutions that may be more or less likely to influence the development of domestic law. It ends with several specific suggestions for further research.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Berkeley, School of LawBerkeleyUSA

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