Policies on Criminal Justice
ABA Criminal Justice Section formulates ABA policies and resolutions related to criminal justice.
CJS Council Passes Resolutions on Criminal Justice at the Fall Meeting
Nov. 3, 2018, Washington, DC
The Council passed resolutions on opposing the expedited mass criminal prosecution of migrants; urging laws allowing individuals to expunge records for certain criminal convictions.; urging the amendment of existing laws or enact new laws to clearly define child torture and make child torture a felony offense, regardless of whether a severe physical injury occurs.; providing all women with access to free toilet paper and a range of free feminine hygiene products.
Criminal Justice Resolutions Passed at the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting:
The ABA House of Delegates adopted the following CJS-sponsored resolutions on criminal justice policy: · 100 A - Urges bar associations, law schools, and other stakeholders to develop and increase curricular offerings through which law students provide pro bono representation of incarcerated individuals and those reentering society. · 100B - Urges Louisiana and Oregon to require unanimous juries to determine guilt in felony criminal cases and reject the use of non-unanimous juries where currently allowed in felony cases.
INDEX OF PAST POLICIES
Chronological Compilation of ABA Policies Adopted 1990-2016 that relate to criminal justice or were co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section. Alternatively, view policies by subject (1990-2010).
ABA Policy Resources
Supreme Court Case Quick Updates
Summary update of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on criminal law, usually on the day of the decisions.
Criminal Justice System Improvements