Professor Heumann taught at the University of Michigan before joining the Rutgers Faculty in l98l. During the l980-8l academic year he was a Visiting Lecturer and Guggenheim Fellow at Yale Law School. His B.A. is from Brooklyn College and his is M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
Professor Heumann lectures extensively outside of the university on: 1. The Politics of Crime and Criminal Justice; 2. Civil liberties and Civil Rights; 3. The Supreme Court and Democracy.
"Expunge-Worthy: Exploring Second Chances for Criminal Defendants" Criminal Law Bulletin , 2015, Vol 51, #3,588-614. ( with Gregory Cui and Mathew Kuchtyak).
Previous publications include:
"A Note on Plea Bargaining and Case Pressure,"Law and Society Review (l975) Plea Bargaining (University of Chicago Press, l978; Paperback l98l) "Mandatory Sentencing and the Abolition of Plea Bargaining: The Michigan Felony Firearms Statute," (Co-author), Law and Society Review (l979) Speedy Disposition (with Thomas Church) (SUNY, 1992) Hate Speech On Campus, (edited with Thomas W. Church) (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997) "Profiles in Justice? Police Discretion, Symbolic Assailants and Stereotyping," (with Lance Cassak) Rutgers Law Review (2001) "Good Cop, Bad Cop: Profiling, Race and Competing Visions of Justice," (with Lance Cassak) (New York: Peter Lang Press, 2003) "Barred from the Bar: Public Attitudes Toward the Disenfranchisemet of Felons," (with Brian Pinaire and Laura Bilotta), Fordham Urban Law Review (2003) "Beyond the Sentence: Public Perceptions of Collateral Consequences for Felony Offenders," (with Brian Pinaire and Thomas Clark), Criminal Justice Bulletin (2005) "Barred from the Bar: The Process and Politics of Disciplining Attorney Felony Offenders (with Brian Pinaine and Jennifer Lerman), Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law (2006).
Professor Heumann's principal research interests lie in the area of legal process, criminal justice and civil liberties. His current projects include: the Establishment clause and school vouchers; and the consequences of felony convictions for attorney and physician licensing.
He is continuing work on a long term project on "whistle-blowing' .
5.He has started a new research project on video surveillance (on the street, in the home , and at the place of employment). With two students (Esther Kang and Thomas Twitchell), they have conducted 6 focus groups (young, middle aged, older) exploring attitudes toward surveillance.