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Thomas J. Miles

Thomas J. Miles writes primarily in the areas of criminal justice and judicial behavior. His most recent articles on criminal law are a study of prosecutorial strategies entitled, “Does the ‘Community Prosecution’ Strategy Reduce Crime? A Test of Chicago’s Experience,” American Law & Economics Review (2014); a study of the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities entitled “Policing Immigration,” University of Chicago Law Review (2013); and a study of judicial review of Title III wiretaps entitled “Racial Disparities in Wiretap Applications before Federal Judges,” Journal of Legal Studies (2013). His most recent article on judicial behavior is “The Law’s Delay: A Test of the Mechanisms of Judicial Peer Effects,” Journal of Legal Analysis (2012). Miles currently teaches securities regulation and first-year criminal law. He has previously taught federal criminal law, tort law, economic analysis of law, and empirical law & economics, and in 2009, he received the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence. Miles received a BA from Tufts University, a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2005 to 2013, Miles was an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies.

Professor Miles’s Research on Secure Communities