Book: My first book, The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing, will be published by Oxford University Press later in 2018.  And you can check out some of my journal articles on my SSRN page or my PhilPeople page.


Positano, Italy, 2011

Research interests: My primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, criminal law/procedure, and jurisprudence; I am especially interested in criminal investigation and the moral limits of policing.  My work has appeared in Law and Philosophy, Ratio Juris, Human Rights Quarterly, the Tennessee Law Review, Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

  • Areas of Specialization: Political Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Procedure (Applied Ethics)
  • Areas of Competence:  Constitutional Law and National Security Law (Applied Ethics), History of Philosophy

Other writings:

I wrote a short essay, What We Talk About When We Talk About Dignity in Policing, that draws upon Chapter 1 of my book, and here is an Op-Ed on presidential law enforcement power and the rule of law: Are ‘Orders’ From the Tweeter-in-Chief Legally Enforceable?  

The American Philosophical Association interviewed me here.

I provide legal and policy commentary to various media outlets from time to time, and here is a recent radio interview (beginning at the 20:30′ mark, about the FBI’s investigative practices) on NPR’s AirTalk.  And here is a TV interview about my book on an area morning show, Good Day Virginia.