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Victor Streib

Title: 
Professor of Law Emeritus
Office: 
Tilton Hall of Law #
Phone #: 
336-617-5946
Fax #: 
419-772-
Email: 
victor.streib@gmail.com
Biography: 

Dean Streib served as the Law Dean at Ohio Northern University (1996-2000), then moving to Professor and, in 2011, to Professor Emeritus. During his 40-year career in legal education (1971-2010), he taught law to over 6,000 students at nine institutions, including Duke University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of San Diego.

His research has generated over 300 books, book reviews, chapters, articles and papers. His work on the death penalty for juveniles has made him the world’s leading authority in that field, and the United States Supreme Court has cited Streib’s work 28 times in 7 cases. He was co-counsel in that Court’s 1988 landmark case, Thompson v. Oklahoma (1988), which held that the death penalty could not be imposed upon 15-year-old offenders, and his research was instrumental in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roper v. Simmons (2005) holding the death penalty for all juveniles unconstitutional. He also is recognized as a leading authority on the death penalty for women. He is a member of the Indiana and Federal Bars and has testified as an expert witness in death penalty trials in six states.

Education: 
J.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1970
B.S., Auburn University, 1966
Teaching Interests: 
Capital Punishment
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Juvenile Law
Legal Profession
Faculty Activities
In Progress: 
LITTLE KIDS WHO KILL: LAW AND JUSTICE FOR PRETEEN MURDERERS (in progress)
 
DEATH PENALTY (St. Paul, MN: West) (2003) (2nd ed. 2005) (3d ed. 2009) (4th ed. 2013).
 
Protecting Preteens: A Child’s Portion of the Fourth Amendment, 80 MISS. L. J. 1095 (2011).
 
Intentional Wrongful Conviction of Children, 85 CHICAGO-KENT L. REV. 163 (2010).
 
Precocious Killers:  Justice for Homicidal Pre-Teens, 28 CHILD. LEG. RTS. J. 33 (2008).
 
STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2007-2008 (Chicago: ABA) (2008) (editor/coauthor).
 
THE FAIRER DEATH: EXECUTING WOMEN IN OHIO (Athens, OH: Ohio Univ. Pr.) (2006).
 
Rare and Inconsistent: The Death Penalty for Women, 33 FORD. URB. L. J. 609 (2006).
 
Prosecutorial Discretion in Juvenile Homicide Cases, 109 PENN ST. L. REV. 1071 (2005).
 
Would You Lie to Save Your Client’s Life?:  Ethics and Effectiveness in Defending Against Death, 42 BRANDEIS L. REV. 405 (2004).
 
Adolescence, Mental Retardation, and the Death Penalty: The Siren Call of Atkins v. Virginia, 33 N. MEX. L. REV. 183 (2003).
 
Executing Juvenile Offenders: The Ultimate Denial of Juvenile Justice, 14 STANFORD L. & POL’Y. REV. 121 (2003).
 
Gendering the Death Penalty:  Countering Sex Bias in a Masculine Sanctuary, 63 OHIO ST. L. J. 433 (2002).
 
Moratorium on the Death Penalty for Juveniles, 61 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 55 (1998).
 
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ANTHOLOGY (editor) (Cincinnati:  Anderson Pub. Co.) (1993).
 
Death Penalty for Battered Women, 20 FL. ST. L. REV. 163 (1992).
 
Death Penalty for Female Offenders, 58 UNIV. OF CIN. L. REV. 845 (1990).
 
Executing Juvenile Females, 22 CONN. L. REV. 3 (1989) (with Sametz). 
 
DEATH PENALTY FOR JUVENILES (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press) (1987).
 
JUVENILE JUSTICE IN AMERICA (Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press) (1978).