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Donald Braman is Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He writes about crime, punishment, and cultural conflict. His book, Doing Time on the Outside: Incarceration and Family Life in Urban America, is available from the University of Michigan Press. With Dan Kahan and David Hoffman, he recently published, Whose Eyes Are You Going to Believe? in the Harvard Law Review. Their article Some Realism About Punishment Naturalism is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Law Review.
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Doing Time on the Outside: Incarceration and Family Life in Urban America (2004).
Legal Realism as Psychological and Cultural (not Political) Realism, in How Does Law Know? (Austin Sarat ed., 2006) (with Dan Kahan).
A Cultural Critique of Gun Litigation, in Suing the Gun Industry (Timothy Lytton, ed. 2005) (with Dan Kahan & John Gastil).
From One Generation to the Next, in Prisoners Once Removed (Jeremy Travis & Michelle Waul eds., 2004) (with Jenifer Wood).
The Moral Economy of Incarceration, in Criminal Justice (E. Judah & M. Bryant eds., 2004).
Families of Prisoners, in Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment (Marc Mauer & Meda Chesney-Lind eds., 2002).
Some Realism about Punishment Naturalism, 77 Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2010) (with Dan Kahan & David Hoffman).
Who Fears the HPV Vaccine, Who Doesn't, and Why? An Experimental Investigation of the Mechanisms of Cultural Cognition, L. & Human Behavior (2010) (with Dan Kahan, Geoffrey Cohen, Paul Slovic, and John Gastil)
Cultural Cognition and Public Policy: The Case of Outpatient Commitment Laws, 34 L. & Human Behavior 118 (2010) (with Dan Kahan, John Monahan, Lisa Callahan, & Ellen Peters)
Whose Eyes Are You Going to Believe?, 122 Harv. L. Rev. 837, (2009) (with Dan Kahan & David Hoffman).
Cultural Cognition of Nanotechnology Risks and Benefits, 4 Nature Nanotech 2 (2009) (with Dan Kahan, Paul Slovic, John Gastil, and Geoffrey Cohen).
The Self-Defensive Cognition of Self-Defense, 45 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2008) (with Dan Kahan)
Race, Poverty, and Incarceration, 16 Poverty & Race 6 (2007)
Culture and Identity-Protective Cognition: Explaining the White-Male Effect in Risk Perception, 4 J. Empir. Leg. Stud. 465 (2007) (with Dan Kahan & John Gastil).
Criminal Law and the Pursuit of Equality, 84 Texas L. Rev. 2097 (2006).
Punishment and Accountability, 53 UCLA L. Rev. 1143 (2006).
Fear of Democracy, 119 Harv. L. Rev. 1071 (2005) (reviewing Cass Sunstein, The Laws of Fear) (with Dan Kahan, Paul Slovic, & John Gastil).
Cultural Cognition & Public Policy, 24 Yale L. & Pol. Rev. 147 (2005) (with Dan Kahan).
Modeling Facts, Culture, and Cognition in the Gun Debate, 18 Soc. Just. Res. 3 (2005) (with Dan Kahan & James Grimmelmann).
More Statistics, Less Persuasion: A Cultural Theory of Gun Risk Perception, 151 U. Pa. L. Rev. 291 (2003) (with Dan Kahan).
Caught in the Crossfire, 151 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1395 (2003) (with Dan Kahan).
Of Race and Immutability, 46 UCLA L. Rev. 1375 (1999).
Beyond the Gun Fight: The Aftermath of the Virginia Tech Massacre, Legal Times, April 30, 2007 (with Dan Kahan).
Ending Polarization, 31 Bost. Rev. 2 (2006) (with Dan Kahan & John Gastil).