Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Magazine, Summer 2000


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Opening Daubert's Gate: Testing the Reliability of an Expert's Experiences after Kumho.

What kind of experience, as defined by the law, qualifies an individual as an "expert"? Author discusses how a judge's decision on whether to allow or limit such testimony can affect white-collar criminal cases.

By Marc N. Garber

Drop in Crime Rate Bypasses Child Victims

Child victims often become adolescent victimizers. Author looks at preventive strategies to help children avoid being victims, and devises intervention programs to treat children once they become victims.

By Jane Brady

Questions & Answers with Former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson

Former CJ Section Chair Myrna Raeder interviews former Section director who recently left the post of assistant attorney general with the Department of Justice's Office of the Justice Programs.

Interview by Myrna Raeder

The Realities of Racial Profiling: Broad interpretations of High Court decisions lead to Fourth Amendment abuses

Winner of the Section's William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition, the article answers the question, "Should stops, detentions, seizures, arrests, and searches based on profiles that include race and national origin factors be considered constitutional?"

By Camille Knight

Immaturity, Culpability & Competency in Juveniles: A study of 17 cases

A look at 17 cases in which the author analyzed the thought processes of juvenile defendants, who offer stunning examples of how immaturity may have affected their ability to understand and competently participate in the criminal justice system.

By Marty Beyer

    Reading Resources


Chair's Report to Members

A look back to view the future

Trial Tactics

Rhetorical questioning

Cert Alert

Fourth Amendment update

Section News

Election results

Federal Sentencing

Federal prison designation and placement: an update

    Designations, Locations for BOP Institutions

Criminal Justice Matters

Religious wars of independence

Book Reviews

Bad Kids and Actual Innocence

Juvenile Justice

Collateral consequences of juvenile proceedings: Part I

Indigent Defense

Spotlight on Alabama and West

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Criminal Justice Magazine

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