Dr. Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D.
113 Lake Drive East
Livingston, MT 59047
Telephone: 406-224-1184


University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Department of Sociology, Ph.D. awarded December 2004

Roger Williams University, School of Justice Studies, M.S., Criminal Justice awarded May 2001

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D. awarded May 1999 (Dean's Scholarship,1996-1999)

Montana State University-Billings, B.S., Sociology, awarded May, 1996 (High Honors) (Dean's List, 1993-1995)


Constitutional Development, Fourth Amendment History, Prisons and Corrections, Criminal Procedure, Sociology of


The Dangers of Automobile Travel: A Reconsideration, 66 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 959-975
(November 2007)

"The Orphaned Right: The Right to Travel by Automobile, 1890-1950," Oklahoma City University Law Review, 245-269 (2005)

Review of Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style, 34 Contemporary Sociology 67 (2005)

"Metropolitan Correctional Centers" in The Encyclopedia of Prisons and Corrections, Mary Bosworth (ed.) Sage Publishing

"New Generation Prisons" in The Encyclopedia of Prisons and Corrections. Mary Bosworth (ed.) Sage Publishing (2004)

"Strip Searches" in The Encyclopedia of Prisons and Corrections. Mary Bosworth (ed.) Sage Publishing (2004)

"Trustees" in The Encyclopedia of Prisons and Corrections. Mary Bosworth (ed.) Sage Publishing (2004)

"Critical Legal Theory and the Civil Rights of Racists," 32 Southern University Law Review 81-116 (Fall 2004)

When the Past is a Prison: the Hardening Plight of the American Ex-Convict, Justice Policy Journal 1: 3, Fall (2004)

When Laws Backfire: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy, American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 47, 1376-1394 (2004)

Terrorized into Absurdity: The Creation of the Transportation Security Administration, Independent Review, v. VIII, N.4,
503-517 (2003)

Of Prisoners and Plaintiffs' Lawyers: A Tale of Two Litigation Reform Efforts, 38 Willamette Law Review 210-32 (2002)

A Muckraker's Aftermath: The Jungle of Meat-Packing Regulation After a Century, 27 William Mitchell Law Review 2413-33

When Lawyers Were Serial Killers: Nineteenth Century Visions of Good Moral Character, 22 Northern Illinois University Law
Review 19-35 (2001)

Government by Permanent Emergency: The Forgotten History of the New Deal Constitution, 33 Suffolk University Law
Review 259-92 (2000)

If It's Not a Runaway, It's Not a Real Grand Jury, 33 Creighton Law Review 821-42 (2000)

The Approaching Death of the Collective Right Theory of the Second Amendment, 39 Duquesne Law Review 71-110 (2000)

The Student Loan Debt Crisis: A Lesson in Unintended Consequences, 29 Southwestern University Law Review 501-27 (2000)

Are Cops Constitutional? 11 Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal 685-757 (2001)

Note, Criminal Law: State v. Brown, 4 Roger Williams University Law Review 638-45 (1999)

Note, Municipal Law: Brandon v. City of Providence, 4 Roger Williams University Law Review 759-62 (1999)

Note, Remedies: DiPardo & Sons, Inc. v. Lauzon, 4 Roger Williams University Law Review 789-95 (1999)

Note, Workers' Compensation/Indemnification, Ferguson v. Marshall Contractors, Inc., 4 Roger Williams University Law
Review 816-20 (1999).