Associate Professor – Instructional
Daniel Silverman
615B Gladfelter Hall



Capital punishment, Sex offenses, Scholarship of teaching


I have enjoyed teaching at Temple since 1999. I teach most of the law-related undergraduate courses in criminal justice and bring to that endeavor over 33 years of experience as a post-conviction defense attorney handling exclusively homicide cases in state and federal court.

Selected Publications

  • I am currently at work on a book that looks at the critical role the defense attorney plays in a functioning democracy. Part expose’, part memoir, the book examines the often ugly truth of what goes on behind the courthouse doors.

Courses Taught

  • Justice in America
  • Sex Crimes
  • Capital Punishment
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Law