Richard Lippke

Richard Lippke

Department Chair, Criminal Justice

Professor, Criminal Justice

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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982


Richard Lippke works at the intersection of philosophy, law, and criminology, where he writes about legal punishment, sentencing, criminal law and criminal procedure. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Rethinking Imprisonment (Oxford University Press, 2007), The Ethics of Plea Bargaining (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Taming the Presumption of Innocence (Oxford University Press, 2016).


Lippke, R.L. (2016). Taming the Presumption of Innocence. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lippke, R.L. (2016). The Minimal State and Indigent Defense. Criminal Justice Ethics, 35(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/0731129X.2016.1149995

Lippke, R.L. (2014). Attempts and Renunciations," 12 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 12, 613.

The Ethics of Plea Bargaining (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Rethinking Imprisonment (Oxford University Press, 2007)