John F. Stinneford

Associate Professor of Law
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Mailing Address: Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-0959
Fax: 352-392-3005
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  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of Virginia.

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Sentencing
  • Constitutional Law

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2009 as Assistant Professor
  • Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on Criminal Justice.
  • Admitted to Practice: Illinois, Ohio, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices – LAW 6111

Federal Criminal Law

Law and Literature

Death, Desuetude, and Original Meaning, 56 William & Mary L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014)

The Illusory Eighth Amendment, 63 American Univ. L. Rev. 437 (2013).

Youth Matters: Miller v. Alabama and the Future of Juvenile Sentencing, 11 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 1 (2013) (invited).

Punishment without Culpability, 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012) (invited).

Rethinking Proportionality under the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, 97 Virginia L. Rev. 899 (2011)(winner, Association of American Law Schools Criminal Justice Section Junior Scholars Call for Papers Competition).

Evolving Away from Evolving Standards of Decency, 23 Federal Sentencing Reporter 87 (2010).

The Original Meaning of ‘Unusual’: The Eighth Amendment as a Bar to Cruel Innovation, 102 Northwestern Univ. L. Rev. 1739 (2008) (chosen for presentation at the 2008 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum; winner, SEALS 2008 Call for Papers competition).

Incapacitation through Maiming: Chemical Castration, the Eighth Amendment, and the Denial of Human Dignity, 3 Univ. of St. Thomas L.J. 559 (2006) (symposium).

Subsidiarity, Federalism, and Federal Prosecution of Street Crime, 2 J. Cath. Soc. Thought 495 (2005) (symposium) (peer-reviewed).