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Karl Shoemaker

Karl Shoemaker

Expert on contemporary criminal justice policy and legal history

Associate professor, history and law College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-1830 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Criminal justice policy and the death penalty
  • History of western legal tradition and development of criminal law
  • Contemporary evidence law
  • Historical development of the rule of law
  • History of Anglo-American common law


  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2006-07
  • Director, Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs
  • Member, Law and Society Association