Articles, Essays, and Book Reviews


Ric Simmons, Race and Reasonable Suspicion, Florida Law Review (2020) (forthcoming).
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Ric Simmons, Terry in the Age of Automated Police Officers, 50 Seton Hall L. Rev. 909 (2020).
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Ric Simmons, Evaluating the Credibility Using Prior Convictions: An Empirical Study of Rule 609 and Suggestions for Practical Reform, 59 B.C. L. Rev. 993 (2018) (forthcoming).
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Ric Simmons, Big Data, Machine Judges, and the Legitimacy of the Criminal Justice System, 52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1067 (2018).
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Ric Simmons, The Mirage of Use Restrictions, 96 N.C. L. Rev. 133 (2018).
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Ric Simmons, Big Data and Procedural Justice: Legitimizing Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System, 15 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 573 (2018).
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Ric Simmons, An Empirical Study of Rule 609 and Suggestions for Practical Reform, 59 B.C.L. Rev. 993 (2018).
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Ric Simmons, Why Prosecutors Should Give Grand Juries Influence in Deciding Whether to Charge Police in Lethal Force Cases, (2017).
Links: Scholar Strategy Network


Ric Simmons, The Role of the Prosecutor and the Grand Jury in Police Use of Deadly Force Cases: Restoring the Grand Jury to Its Original Purpose, 65 Clev. St. L. Rev. 519 (2017).
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Ric Simmons, New Laws Won’t Help Us Keep Up with Computer Crime, The Crime Report (2016).
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Ric Simmons, Quantifying Criminal Procedure: How to Unlock the Potential of the Big Data in Our Criminal Justice System, 2016 Mich. St. L. Rev. 947 (2016).
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Ric Simmons, The Failure of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Time to Take a New Approach to Regulating Computer Crime, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1793 (2016).
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Ric Simmons, Teaching Plea Bargains in the First-Year Criminal Law Class, AALS Teaching Methods Newsletter (2015).
Links: AALS Teaching Methods 2015 Newsletter


Ric Simmons, The Missed Opportunities of Riley v. California, 12 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 253 (2015).
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Ric Simmons, Ending the Zero-Sum Game: How to Increase the Productivity of the Fourth Amendment, 36 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 549 (2013).
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Ric Simmons, Choose Your Judges.org: Treating Elected Judges as Politicians, 45 Akron L. Rev. 1 (2012).
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Ric Simmons, Symposium: The Fourth Amendment: Views of the Future/ The New Reality of Search Analysis: Four Trends Created by New Surveillance Technologies, 81 Miss. L.J. 991 (2012).
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Ric Simmons & Deborah Merritt, The Sixth Amendment and Hearsay: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners, (2011).
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Ric Simmons, Ohio Voters Reject Amendment To Raise Judicial Retirement Age, Judicature (2011).


Ric Simmons, Private Plea Bargains, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 1125 (2011).
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Ric Simmons, Cost No Reason to Shun Judicial Elections, Op-Ed, Columbus Dispatch (2010).
Links: The Columbus Dispatch


Ric Simmons, Searching for Terrorists: Why Public Safety is Not a Special Need, 59 Duke L.J. 843 (2010).
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Ric Simmons, Private Criminal Justice, 42 Wake Forest L. Rev. 911 (2007).
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Ric Simmons, Why 2007 is Not Like 1984: A Broader Perspective on Technology’s Effect on Privacy and Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence, 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 531 (2007).
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Ric Simmons, The Audience for an Evidence Case: Teaching to Litigators, Scholars, or Bar-Examinees?, 50 St. Louis U. L.J. 1063 (2006).
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Ric Simmons, Conquering the Province of the Jury: Expert Testimony and the Professionalization of Fact-Finding, 74 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1013 (2006).
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Ric Simmons, The Two Unanswered Questions of Illinois v. Caballes: How to Make the World Safe for Binary Searches, 80 Tul. L. Rev. 411 (2006).
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Ric Simmons, Not Voluntary but Still Reasonable: A New Paradigm for Consensual Searches, 80 Ind. L.J. 773 (2005).
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Ric Simmons, Technology-Enhanced Surveillance by Law Enforcement Officials, 60 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 711 (2005).
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Ric Simmons, From Katz to Kyllo: A Blueprint for Adapting the Fourth Amendment to Twenty-First Century Technologies, 53 Hastings L.J. 1303 (2003).
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Ric Simmons, Can Winston Save Us from Big Brother? The Need for Judicial Consistency in Regulating Hyper-Intrusive Searches, 55 Rutgers L. Rev. 547 (2003).
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Ric Simmons, Re-Examining the Grand Jury: Is there Room for Democracy in our Criminal Justice System?, 82 B.U. L. Rev. 1 (2002).
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Book Chapters


Ric Simmons & Deborah Jones Merritt, Learning Evidence with an Uncasebook, in Teaching Evidence Law: Contemporary Trends and Innovations (Yvonne Daly, Jeremy Gans & PJ Schwikkard, eds., 2021).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, True Goals of the Modern Grand Jury – And How to Achieve Them, in Grand Jury 2.0: Modern Perspectives on the Grand Jury (Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., ed., 2010).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, Anti-Wiretapping Statutes, in Encyclopedia of Privacy (William Staples, ed., 2007).
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Ric Simmons, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, in Encyclopedia of Privacy (William Staples, ed., 2007).
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Ric Simmons, Sense-Enhancing Technologies, in Encyclopedia of Privacy (William Staples, ed., 2007).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Books


Ric Simmons & Renee Hutchins, Learning Criminal Procedure: Investigations, (2019).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons & Renee Hutchins, Learning Criminal Procedure, (2019).
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Ric Simmons, Smart Surveillance: How to Interpret the Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century, (2019).
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Ric Simmons & Deborah J. Merritt, Teacher’s Manual to Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (4th Ed.), (2018).
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Ric Simmons & Deborah J. Merritt, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (4th Ed.), (2018).
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Ric Simmons, Joshua Dressler & Alan C. Michaels, Understanding Criminal Procedure: Investigations, 2017 LexisNexis Publishing (2017).
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Ric Simmons & Deborah Jones Merritt, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, (2015).
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Ric Simmons, Thomas Moyer & Renee Hutchins, Learning Criminal Procedure: Investigations, (2015).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, Teacher’s Manual for Understanding Criminal Procedure, (2015).


Ric Simmons & Renee Hutchins, Learning Criminal Procedure, 2015 West Publishing (2015).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Evidence, (2013).


Ric Simmons & Deborah J. Merritt, Teaching Manual to Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (2nd ed.), (2012).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons & Deborah J. Merritt, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (2nd ed.), (2012).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, Teacher’s Manual to Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, (2009).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons & Deborah J. Merritt, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, (2009).
Links: OSU Library Link |


Ric Simmons, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom, (2008).