Winter 2003TABLE OF CONTENTS
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE Winter 2003 Volume 17, Number 4
False Confessions in Criminal Cases
By Welsh White
Logic to the contrary, the facts bear out that innocent individuals do confess to crimes they did not commit. The author discusses what leads some individuals to make false confessions, and offers defense and prosecutors methods for identifying a false confession.
From Park Avenue to Fifth Street:
The Making of a Solo Practitioner
By A. Eduardo Balarezo
A practical guide to setting up a solo criminal law practice—from office space and equipment needs to how to drum up business. The author relates his own experiences in going from a big law firm to his own solo practice.
One Year and Counting: Advice from a New Solo
By Mark E. Biernath
Retaining Records: What and for How Long?
By Carol Garfiel Freeman
Juvenile Death Penalty:
Is It "Cruel and Unusual" in Light of
By Adam Caine Ortiz
With the Supreme Court’s decision in Atkins v. Virginia, banning the execution of the mentally disabled, the author asks if the time is not ripe to revisit the practice of executing those who were juveniles when they committed their crimes.
Border Searches, Aliens, and the Fourth Amendment
By Robert James McWhirter
Excerpts from the Section’s Guide to Immigration Law, this article concentrates on Miranda, detention, what constitutes a border, roving patrols, and the mail.
Chair’s Report to Members
Reality or perception—the lady or the tiger
Splitting hairs in the shadow of the gallows
The alternative perpetrator strategy
The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide to Immigration Law
Special education issues
Three basic principles
Term begins with jurisdictional issues
ABA Gideon Initiative grantees spark novel reforms
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