Founded in 2000, the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law is the premier criminal law review in the western United States. BJCL is at the core of Berkeley's vibrant criminal law community, which also includes the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, the Death Penalty Clinic, Advocates for Youth Justice, and students who are ideologically diverse but uniformly dedicated to excellence in criminal law.

BJCL provides a vital forum for the discussion of regional, national, and international criminal law issues. Since its inception, the journal has published cutting-edge scholarship by professors, judges, research fellows, clerks, and law students from throughout the country. Submissions from practitioners are also welcomed. BJCL operates under the advisement of Berkeley Law faculty and is available in print (through Vol. 15.1, Spring 2010) and on LexisNexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. In addition to its fall and spring issues, BJCL publishes the California Annual Review, a yearly review of the most pressing issues in California criminal law.

If you are interested in submitting your article for BJCL to publish, contact the submissions editors at: bjclsubmissions@gmail.com

Contact the Editor in Chief at: bjcl@berkeley.edu

Current Issue: Volume 24, Issue 1 (2019) Spring 2019



Crime and Punishment in Gold Country: A Historical Case-Study
Lawrence M. Friedman and Shih-Chun Chien