Doug Beloof

Emeritus Professor of Law

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Professor Beloof began his law career clerking for Justice Thomas H. Tongue of the Oregon Supreme Court. He has been a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney as well as practicing tort law as a plaintiff’s and defense attorney. As director of the Multnomah County Victims’ Assistance Program, he worked on establishing procedures to assist victims of crime, including a domestic violence program and multidisciplinary teams to deal with child abuse. He lectures nationally and internationally on victims law.

Beloof has published the case book Victims in Criminal Procedure, which won a national award for writing in victimology and the law. He has published numerous articles about civil liberties for crime victims, and also, the book Victims’ Rights: A Documentary and Reference Guide.  Beloof has received awards from The United States Attorney General, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the National Organization of Victims Assistance. He has testified in front of Congressional judiciary committees and has been cited by the Senate Judiciary Committee as a leading expert on victim law. Beloof is the Secretary of the National Crime Victim Law Institute Board of Directors. He argues important victim issues in appellate courts

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions


Academic Credentials

  • BA 1978 University of California at Berkeley.
  • JD 1981 Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.


Separately Published Works
  • CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES (2016, 3rd Edition with Tobolowsky, et al).
  • VICTIMS IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Carolina Academic Press (1st Edition 1999, 2nd Edition 2006, 3rd Edition 2010) (co-authored with P. Cassell and S. Twist).
Works Published As Part of a Collection
  • Crime Victim Agency: Independent Lawyers for Sexual Assault Victims,
    13 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 67 (2015) (co-authored with Margaret Garvin).
  • Making Constitutional the Permissive Inference in Giles v. California: Changing the Intent to Silence from “Purposely” to “Knowingly”, 13 Lewis & Clark Law Review 697 (2009).
  • Dignity, Equality, and Public Interest for Defendants and Crime Victims in Plea Bargains: A Response to Professor Michael O’Hear, 91 Marquette Law Review 349 (2007).
  • Weighing Crime Victims’ Interests in Judicially Crafted Criminal Procedure, 56 Catholic Law Review 1135 (2007).
  • Judicial Leadership at Sentencing Under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act: Judge Kozinski in Kenna and Judge Cassell in Degenhardt, 19 Federal Sentencing Reporter 36 (2006).
  • The Crime Victim’s Right to Attend the Trial: The Reascendant National Consensus, 9 Lewis & Clark Law Review 481 (2005) (co-authored with P. Cassell).
  • The Third Wave of Crime Victims’ Rights: Standing, Remedy, and Review, 2005 Brigham Young University Law Review 255 (2005).
  • Essay: Enabling Rape Shield Procedure under Crime Victims’ Constitutional Privacy Rights, 38 Suffolk Law Review 291 (2005).
  • Constitutional Implications of Crime Victims as Participants, 88 Cornell Law Review 282 (2003).
  • Let the Truth Be Told: Proposed Hearsay Exceptions to Admit Domestic Violence Victims’ Out of Court Statements as Substantive Evidence, 11 Columbia Journal of Law and Gender 1 (2001) (co-authored with J. Shapiro).
  • Essay: Crime Victim Rights: Critical Concepts for Animal Rights, 7 Animal Law Journal 19 (2001).
  • The Third Model of Criminal Process: The Victim Participation Model, 1999 Utah Law Review 289 (1999).