Douglas Berman is a professor at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. He studied at Princeton and Harvard Law School and teaches about criminal law and criminal sentencing. Before becoming a professor, he served as a law clerk for two judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then was a litigation associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison in New York City. He blogs about sentencing law and policy.
Longer prison sentences, like Rajaratnam’s, don’t necessarily have a greater impact. Maybe we should try public shaming