March 28, 2017

Index of Criminal Justice Section Policy Initiatives

The following is an  alphabetical index of policy initiatives that have either been sponsored or co-sponsored by the Section, as well as some additional policies that pertain to the criminal justice system, from Midyear 1990 through 2010.

To view a policy on a particular subject matter, scroll down the alphabetical listing below (or use the alphabet links to skip to the desired letter) and click on the corresponding meeting and resolution number to the right.   [Note:  Clicking on any link below takes the reader to the specific policy in a document that is arranged chronologically by date of the meeting at which the policy was adopted or the resolution withdrawn.  Once in the document, the reader can scroll backward to find earlier policies or forward to find later ones.]

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Index Key
AM = Annual Meeting (Example: "AM 98-105A" indicates resolution 105A was approved at the 1998 ABA Annual Meeting)

MY = Midyear Meeting (Example: "MY 00-115" indicates resolution 115 was approved at the 2000 ABA Midyear Meeting)

ABA Criminal Justice Standards (see approved "black letter" Standards)  

Appellate Review of Sentences

MY 93 - 108A

Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons

AM03 - 101A

Defense Function

MY 91 - 104D

Discovery & Procedure Before Trial

AM 94-101A

Electronic Surveillance: Private Communications

MY 01-103A

Electronic Surveillance: Technologically-Assisted Physical Surveillance

AM 98-112A

Fair Trial Free Press

MY 91 - 104C

Guilty Pleas

AM 97 - 100C

Pretrial Release

MY 02 - 101A

Prosecution Function

MY 92 - 101A

Prosecutorial Investigations

MY 08 - 105D

Providing Defense Services

AM 90 - 101B

Sentencing Alternatives & Procedures

MY 93 - 108A

Special Functions of the Trial Judge

MY 99 - 116B

Speedy Trial

AM 04 - 111G

Treatment of Prisoners

MY10 - 102I

Trial by Jury

AM 93 - 101A
ABA Criminal Justice Standards Approval Procedures AM 91 - 105A
ABA Principles relating to Juries and Jury Trials MY 05 - 113; AM 08 - 110
Abortion MY 90 - 106C
Administrative summonses MY 91 - 104E
Admission to practice law MY 08 - 112
Affirmative action (see Discrimination)  
Alternatives to incarceration AM 04 - 1121A; MY10 - 102C
Appeal, immediate relating to attorney-client privilege MY 09 - 301
Appellate courts, ABA Standards on
(see also ABA Criminal Justice Standards)
AM 94 - 102
Asset Forfeiture MY 91 - 104A; MY 96 - 113A
Attorney (contracting or retaining) MY 94 - 102
Attorney-client privilege MY 02 - 101C

Financial Audit

AM 06 - 302A

Inadvertent disclosure

AM 06 - 120D

Immediate appeal from order rejecting

MY 09 - 301
Audiotape, interrogations MY 04 - 008A
Bail AM 98 - 112D
Bank Secrecy Act AM 90 - 101A
Bias (See Discrimination)  
Biological evidence AM 00 - 115; AM 06 - 107
Blueprint (for corrections) AM 02 - 107
Cameras in courtrooms (see ABA Standards:
Fair Trial Free Press)
 

Experimentation with Cameras in federal civil proceedings

MY 95 - 106
Capital punishment (see Death Penalty)  
Categorical approach: collateral consequences AM 09 - 113
Child abuse and neglect AM 95 - 116B; MY 96 - 112A
Child victim MY 09 - 101D
Child witness testimony (NCCUSL) MY 03 - 113C
Children (with parents in correctional custody) AM 96 - 104B
Civil/criminal concurrent proceedings MY 93 - 108B
Collateral consequences of convictions MY 07 - 103E; AM 09 - 113; MY10 - 111B
Collateral Sanctions AM 04 - 121D
Collateral Sanctions - Standards AM 03 - 101A
Commission on Effective Community Sanctions MY 07 - 103A; MY 07 - 103B;
MY 07 - 103C; MY 07 - 103D;
MY 07 - 103E; MY 07 - 103F
Community Corrections - Model Adult Community
Corrections Act
MY 92 - 101D
Community notification MY 09 - 101A
Community service programs AM 93 - 10G
Compassionate release AM 96 - 109
Compensation for the erroneously convicted MY 05 - 108A
Conditional admission to practice law AM 09 - 108
Confessions AM 04 - 111F
Conflict of interest AM 08 - 114
Congressional committee AM 96 - 104A
Constitution as supreme law of the land MY 03 - 112
Continuing Legal Education re racial, ethnic, gender,
disabilities bias
MY 04 - 110
Coordinating councils MY 90 - 100B
Correctional accreditation AM 93 - 101C
Correctional commission (national) AM 99 - 133C
Corrections (see also ABA Treatment of Prisoners Standards) MY 90 - 100B

Accreditation

AM 93 - 101C

Adult community corrections act

AM 91 - 105B

Community supervision

MY 07 - 103A

Compassionate release

AM 96 - 109

Correctional Education

MY 90 - 115C

Elderly offenders

MY 00 - 102B

Legislation

AM 95 - 120B

Literacy

MY 92 - 101C

Military prisons

AM 90 - 102

National Commission on

AM 99 - 133C; MY 00 - 102B

Oversight

AM 08 - 104B

Parents in correctional custody

AM 96 - 104B

Prison and jail impact statements

MY 90 - 115A

Prison and jail privatization

MY 90 - 115B

Treatment of Prisoners Standards

MY 10 - 102I

Work

MY 02 - 101B
Counsel at bail AM 98 - 112D
Counsel for child victims MY 09 - 101D
Court accomodations for disabled MY 02 - 112
Court delay MY 90 - 100B
Court-martial MY 93 - 107A; AM 93 - 100;
AM 96 - 101A
; MY 97 - 100; AM 01 - 10A; AM 06 - 116
Court Organization (ABA Standards Relating to) MY 90 - 100D; MY 04 - 113A
Courts, problem-solving AM 01 - 101A; MY10 - 105A
Crack Cocaine AM 95 - 129
Crime laboratories AM 04 - 111B
Crime victims (see Victims)  
Criminal history records  

Employment

MY 07 - 103C

Non-law enforcement purposes

MY 07 - 103D
Criminal Justice Act BOG 4/01
Criminal Justice Racial and Ethnic Task Forces AM 04 - 121B
Criminal Justice Standards (See ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Criminal Justice Study AM 09 - 111B
Cross-racial identification jury instruction AM 08 - 104D
Custodial interrogations (videotaping/audiotaping) MY 04 - 8A
Death penalty  

ABA Guidelines for defense counsel

MY 03 - 107

CJ Standards

DFS 4-1.2(c); PDS 5-6.1

Litigation of

MY 90 - 115E

Native Americans

AM 91 - 117B

Mental disability/disorder

AM 06 - 122A

Moratorium

MY 97 - 107
Death penalty, military AM 96 - 101B; AM 01 - 10A
Defense (see Indigent Defense)  
Defense standards (in serious non-capital cases) MY 05 - 108C
Detention standards (DHE, ICE) MY 08 - 111B
Disclosure, exculpatory or mitigating evidence MY 08 - 105B ; MY10 - 102D
Discovery MY 08 - 110A; MY10 - 102D
Discovery & Procedure Before Trial (see ABA
Standards on...)
AM 94 - 101A
Discretion MY 07 - 103F
Discretionary disqualification AM 04 - 121D
Discrimination and non-discrimination  

ABA Officers, membership in discriminatory clubs

BOG 11/93

Attorney conduct

AM 95 - 116C

CLE re

MY 04 - 110

Court Systems

MY 90 - 100E

Federal judicial system

AM 91 - 10D

Gays/lesbians

AM 96 - 10A

Model rules

AM 98 - 117

Traffic stops

AM 99 - 10A
Diversion AM 04 - 121A; MY 09 - 101B

Youth

AM 07 - 104C; MY10 - 105B
Diversity MY 95 - 111
DNA evidence AM 06 - 107
Domestic Electronic Surveillance for National Security Purposes MY 06 - 302
Domestic violence  

Adolescents

AM 00 - 111

Child victims

AM 96 - 113

Clemency

MY 07 - 102A

Conduct of judges and lawyers

AM 96 - 120

Education

AM 03 - 120

Full faith and credit

AM 96 - 100

Funding

MY 10 - 115

Housing discrimination

MY 03 - 106B

Multidisciplinary community-based programs

AM 95 - 126

Relations with perpetrator

AM 06 - 110

Restatement of 1978 policy

MY 97 - 114

Standards for attorneys

AM 06 - 109

Training judges

MY 96 - 108

Uniform Interstate Enforcement of D.V. Protection Orders Act

MY 02 - 106F
  MY 03 - 113E

Visitation

AM 00 - 109A
Domestic Violence courts (see problem-solving courts)  
DNA Evidence AM 00 - 115; AM 06 - 107
Drug court standards AM 01 - 101A
Drug courts (see Problem-solving courts)  
Drugs MY 90 - 8C

Anti-Drug Abuse Amendment. etc.

MY 90 - 101B

Bar programs

AM 91 - 10F
  AM 93 - 10G

Crack, powder cocaine sentences

AM 95 - 129

Diversion

MY 94 - 100

Drug recognition program

MY 90 - 100A

Marijuana

MY 90 - 126

Needle exchange programs

AM 97 - 106B

Pretrial testing

MY 94 - 8

Problem-solving courts

AM 01 - 117

Standing Committee on Substance Abuse, creation of

AM 95 - 11-11
Dual jurisdiction youth MY 08 - 300
Elder abuse AM 96 - 102; MY 08 - 105A
Electronic filing MY 04 - 113A
Electronic information, discovery of MY 08 - 110A
Electronic Surveillance (See ABA Crimininal Justice Standards on)  
Employer cooperation (in prosecution) AM 06 - 302B
Enemy combatants MY 03 - 109; AM 03 - 301
Elderly prisoners MY00 - 102B
Equal opportunity (see Discrimination)  
Ethics (see Rule...)  
Ethics in Government Act (see Independent counsel)  
Ethnic See Racial/ethnic
Evidence MY 95 - 107A
Evidence, DNA AM 00 - 115; AM 06 - 107
Evidence, exculpatory or mitigating AM 04 - 111F; MY 08 - 105B
Evidence, preservation AM 04 - 111F
Executive clemency AM 04 - 121C
Eyewitness identification AM 04 - 111C
Fair trial and free press (see also ABA Criminal Justice Standards on)  

Model rules

AM 94 - 100
Family Law Training MY 10 - 102F
Family Unity Demonstration Project MY 00 - 102A
Family violence (see Domestic violence)  
Federal prosecutorial agencies AM 96 - 104A
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure MY 92 - 101E; MY 97 - 107B

Rule 29 (mid-trial acquittals and double jeopardy)

MY 07 - 301

Rule 32 (pre-sentence investigation)

AM 08 - 104A
Federal Rules of Evidence MY 95 - 107A
Federalization AM 99 - 113A
Financial exploitations MY 08 - 105A
Firearms AM 08 - 11-4

Assault weapons

AM 93 - 101

Firearm safety

AM 91 - 110A

National agenda to address culture of violence

AM 94 - 10E

Property rights to exclude

MY 07 - 107

Reaffirms ABA gun policies

MY 94 - 8D

Tort liability of firearm industry

AM 01 - 10B

Tort relief for gun victims

MY 96 - 8
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) MY 03 - 118
Forensic evidence AM 04 - 111B
Funding for justice system AM 91 - 101; MY 92 - 122A
Funding for prosecutors AM 04 - 111F; MY 10 - 102J
Funding for public defenders MY 10 - 102J
Gender-based violence AM 08 - 109
Government lawyers AM 99 - 112
Guilty pleas (See ABA Criminal Justice Standards) AM 97 - 100C
Guns (see Firearms)  
HIV AM 97 - 106B
Homeless  

defendants/court programs

MY 03 - 116; AM 06 - 108A

person

AM 06 - 108A; MY 07- 106
Identification AM 04 - 111C; AM 04 - 111F
Identity theft MY 08 - 102B
Illiteracy (see Corrections, correctional education)  
Immigration  

Categorical approach: collateral consequences

AM 09 - 113

Civil

MY 04 - 105

Criminal

MY 04 - 105; MY 10 - 102J

Detention

MY 09 - 101C

Enforcement

MY 09 - 101C

Fees and benefits

MY 08 - 111B
Impact statements (see Justice system, Judicial, Prison, Jail)  
Incarceration AM 04 - 121A
Independent counsel AM 93 - 101B; MY 99 - 116A
Indigent defendants MY 91 - 103; AM 98 - 112D; AM 98 - 112E; BOG 4/01

Ten Principles of Public Defender Defense Delivery System

MY 02 - 107
Informants (jailhouse) MY 05 - 108B
Inhalent abuse AM 95 - 106
Innocence, prosecutorial disclosure MY 08 - 105B
Innocence Committee recommendations  

Compensation

AM 05 - 108A

Crime laboratories

AM 04 - 111B

Defense counsel in serious non-capital cases

MY 05 - 108C

Eyewitness identification

AM 04 - 111C

Jailhouse informants

MY 05 - 108B

Prosecutors

AM 04 - 111F
Insurance, alcohol, drug AM 06 - 109
International business corruption MY 95 - 117A
International criminal court AM 92 - 111; AM 94 - 114C;
MY 98 - 118B; MY 01 - 103C; MY 01 - 105C; AM 06 - 120B; AM 08 - 108A
International criminal jurisdiction MY 04 - 103A
International Human Rights AM 94 - 114D
Interpreters MY 02 - 112
Interrogation AM 99 - 113D; MY 04 - 8A
Interrogations, custodial (videotaping/audiotaping) MY 04 - 8A
Jails  

Coordinating councils/crowded jails

MY 90 - 100B

Impact statements

MY 90 - 115A
Judicial appointments MY 95 - 113A
Judicial conduct, model code MY 07 - 200
Judicial discretion in sentencing AM 04 - 121A
Judicial impact statements AM 91 - 302
Judicial independence AM 03 - 103; AM 07 - 110D
Judicial nominations AM 08 - 118
Judicial review MY 03 - 112
Judiciary, fair and impartial MY 07 - 10B; MY 07 - 10B
Justice system impact statements MY 92 - 10F
Jury instruction, cross-racial identification AM 08 - 104D
Jury principles MY 05 - 113; AM 08 - 110
Juvenile (see also Youthful offenders) MY 08 - 105C; MY 09 - 101A

Facilities

AM 08 - 104B

Sex offender

MY 09 - 101A
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act MY 92 - 101B; AM 95 - 120A; MY 08 - 300
Juveniles in adult system (See Youth in the Criminal Justice System)  
Kennedy Commission  

Racial, ethnic bias

AM 04 - 121B

Reduction in sentencing

AM 04 - 121C

Sentencing

AM 04 - 121A

Supervision of prisoners

AM 04 - 121D
Law student loan repayment and "forgiveness" AM 03 - 113
Legislative oversight AM 96 - 104A
Line-ups AM 04 - 111C
Loan forgiveness AM 03 - 113
Mandatory minimum sentences AM 04 - 121A
Marijuana (see Drugs)  
Mediation AM 00 - 109B; MY 09 - 101B

Uniform Mediation Act

MY 02 - 106G
Medical examiner's office AM 04 - 111B
Megatrials AM 91 - 10A
Mental/emotional illness/disorders in juvenile/criminal justice systems MY 04 - 116
Mental health courts (see Problem-solving courts)  
Military (see Court-martial; Death penalty, military; Corrections)  
Military commission trials AM 03 - 301
Military Order MY 02 - 8C
Military, waiver of bar obligations AM 07 - 115
Miranda AM 99 - 113D
Mitigation, youthful offenders MY 08 - 105C
Model Rules (See Rules of Professional Conduct)  
Money Laundering AM 90 - 101B; MY 02 - 101C;
MY 03 - 104
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL)  

Child Abduction Prevention Act

MY 07 - 105B

Child Witness Testimony

MY 03 - 113C

Electronic information, discovery of

MY 08 - 110A

Interstate Enforcement of D.V. Protection Orders Act

MY 02 - 106F
National detention standards (DHE, ICE) MY 08 - 111B
National Endowment of the Arts AM 90 - 10H
National study of criminal justice AM 09 - 111B
Needle exchange AM 97 - 106B
Office for Improvements in the Administration of Justice MY 92 - 122A
Pakistan: support for bar and bench MY 08 - 10D
Pardon AM 04 - 121C
Parents (in custody) AM 96 -104B
Parenting skill AM 96 -104B
Parole MY 97 - 108
Parole, youthful offenders MY 08 - 105C
Patriot Act AM 03 -112B
Photo spreads AM 04 - 111C
Physical Surveillance (See ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Pleas of Guilty Standards (see ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Political considerations, government attorneys AM07 - 10C
Pregnancy MY 90 -106C
Pre-sentence investigation AM 08 - 104A
Presidential signing statements AM 06 - 304
Pretrial drug testing MY 94 - 8
Pretrial Release Standards (see ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Prison impact statement MY 90 -115A
Prison oversight AM 08 - 104B
Prisoners (also see Corrections)  

Elderly prisoners

MY 00 -102B

Legal rights and grievances

MY 07 - 102B

Literacy

MY 92 -101C

Medicaid, social security

AM 07 - 122

PLRA

MY 07 - 102B

Rights of (see also Legal Status of Prisoners Standards)

AM 95 -120B

Supervision of,

AM 04 - 121D

Terminally ill

AM 96 - 109
Pro bono legal services MY 07 - 10C
Probation MY 97 - 108
Probation/parole sanctions MY 07 - 103B
Problem-solving courts  

Drug, community, mental health, family

AM 01 - 117

Drug courts

MY 94 - 100

Family

AM 94 - 10C
Professionalism AM 95 - 113
Profiling, ethnic and racial See Racial/ethnic: Profiling
Prosecution Function Standards (see ABA Criminal Justice
Standards)
 
Prosecutorial Investigations Standards (see ABA Criminal Justice
Standards)
 
Prosecutor funding AM 04 - 111F
Prosecutor, responsibilities & obligations (see also Rule 3.8) AM 94 - 100
Prosecutor, Special (see Independent Counsel)  
Prosecutor workload AM 04 - 111F
Prosecutorial agencies AM 96 -104A
Providing Defense Services (see ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Racial/ethnic  

Disparities in child welfare system

AM 03 -107

Disparities in treatment of youth in justice system

AM 03 -101B

Profiling

AM 04 - 121B, AM 08 - 104C
Re-entry AM 04 - 121D; MY 09 - 101B
Release (from incarceration) AM 96 - 109; MY 97 - 108; AM 99 -113C
Relief from Automatic Deportation for Minor Criminal Conviction MY 06 - 300
Represented persons (see also Rule 4.2)  
Rule of law MY 03 - 112; AM 07 - 110A
Rules of Professional Conduct MY 02 - 401

Rule 1.10 (Conflicts of interest)

AM 08 - 114; AM 09 - 109

Rule 3.6 (Trial publicity)

AM 94 - 100

Rule 3.8 (Special responsibilities of a prosecutor)

MY 90 - 118; AM 94 - 100; AM 95 - 101; MY 08 - 105B

Rule 4.2 (Communications with person represented by counsel)

MY 90 - 301; AM 95 - 100; AM 99 -122B

Rule 5.5

MY 02 - 401

Rule 8.4 (Misconduct; discriminatory acts)

MY 98 -107A; AM 98 - 117

Rule 8.5

MY 02 - 401
Sanctions, alternative MY 97 - 108
School discipline MY 01 -103B
School violence MY 04 - 109
Science, technology and judicial decision-making MY 94 - 106
Sentence reduction or modification MY 03 -103B
Sentences, collateral MY 03 -103A; AM 03 -101A
Sentencing AM 04 - 121A; MY 05 - 301

Presentence investigation

AM 08 - 104A

Youthful offenders

MY 08 - 105C
Sentencing Alternatives & Procedures (See ABA Criminal
Justice Standards)
MY 93 -108A
Sentencing Commission AM 95 - 104; AM 95 - 129
Sentencing guidelines MY 92 - 102
Sentencing, reduction, modification AM 04 - 121C
Sentencing Reform Act MY 05 - 301
Sex offender registration (juvenile) MY 09 - 101A
Special Functions of the Trial Judge Standards MY 99 -116B
Specialization MY 92 - 10A; AM 93 - 300; AM 09 - 104
Speedy Trial AM 04 - 111G
State Justice Institute MY 02 - 301
States secrets privilege AM 07 - 116A
Status offenders AM 07 - 104C
Subpoenas of attorneys MY 90 - 118
Substance abuse (see drugs)  
Summons MY 91 -104E; MY 95 -107B
Supervised release MY 97 - 108
Surveillance (see ABA Criminal Justice Standards)  
Surveillance (foreign) MY 03 - 118
Task Force on Criminal and Civil Justice System MY 90 - 8D
Technologically-assisted Physical Surveillance
(See ABA Criminal Justice Standards)
 
Terminally ill prisoners MY 96 - 113B; AM 96 - 109
Terrorism (see also Military Order) MY 02 - 104; MY 03 - 104;
MY 03 - 109; AM 03 - 112B;
AM 03 - 117
Traffic stops AM 99 - 10A
Trafficking in persons AM 07 - 110C
Training professionals re discretion MY 07 - 103F
Treatment alternatives AM 04 - 121A
Trial by Jury Standards (see ABA Criminal Justice
Standards)
AM 93 - 101A
Trial Court Standards (ABA) MY 92 - 100
Trial Court Standards (see Drugs, AM 01)  
Trial judge MY 99 -116B
Trial Management Standards (ABA) MY 92 - 104
Trial publicity (see also ABA CJ Fair Trial/Free
Press Standards)
AM 94 - 100
Unified family courts AM 94 - 10C
Uniform acts (see Nat. Conf. of Commissioners
on Unif. State Laws (NCCUSL)
 
United Nations Convention on Rights of
the Child
MY 94 - 103
United Nations World Summit AM 09 - 110
Universal criminal jurisdiction MY 04 - 103A
Unpublished opinions AM 01 - 115
U.S. Attorneys AM 07 - 10C
U.S. Sentencing Commission AM 04 - 121A
Veteran benefits MY 08 - 108
Victim/offender mediation AM 94 - 101B
Victims  

Child sex offense victim

MY 09 - 101A

Child victim of criminal conduct

MY 09 - 101D

Compensation, Uniform Code of Military Justice

MY 93 - 107B

Elderly

MY 08 - 105A

Gender-based violence

AM 08 - 109

Gun-violence victims

MY 96 - 8

Identity theft

MY 08 - 102B

Mediation/dialogue with offenders

AM 94 - 101B

Statutory protection of rights

AM 97 - 100A

Uniform Victims of Crime Act

MY 93 - 108C
Videotaping of crime suspects MY 04 - 8A
Violence  

Gender-based

AM 08 - 109

Gun

AM 08 - 11-4

School

MY 04 - 109
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 MY 00 -102A
Witness interviews AM 04 - 111C
Workload, defense AM 09 - 119
Workplace violence AM 98 - 110
Youth at risk AM 06 - 10A; MY 07 - 114

Dual jurisdiction

MY 08 - 300
Youth courts AM 95 - 116A
Youth in the criminal justice system MY 02 - 101D
Youth, racial/ethnic disparate treatment in justice system AM 03 - 101B
Youthful offenders  

Child welfare system (in)

AM 08 - 107

Sentencing

MY 08 - 105C
Zero tolerance in schools MY 01 - 103B