Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Magazine, Fall 2000


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Profiling is in the news and clients are in the know, expecting more of their lawyers than a straightforward criminal defense. The author offers practical strategies and background information to expand defense counsel’s resources when representing clients who believe they have been unfairly targeted.

By Margie Paris

Fourth Amendment Background Principles

In a pro-con argument, two defense lawyers debate a former Department of Justice prosecutor on the ramifications of legislation designed to protect American industry from theft of trade secrets. Defense claims the law is too broad and seldom used for its intended purpose, while the prosecution counters that it is necessary in order to stem the tide of international theft.

By Joseph F. Savage, Jr., Matthew A. Martel, and Marc J. Zwillinger

After years of behind-the-scenes work, the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has rewritten and restyled the Federal Rules for Criminal Procedure. The author discusses the process for the work and the significant changes. He also lists where and how the public can comment on the proposals.

By David A. Schlueter

Drug court procedures appear to turn the prosecutor’s job on its head—asking them to forgo their role as advocates and asking them to work as a court team in order to get repeat offenders into effective treatment. The author demonstrates that prosecutors can maintain their ethical duties while accommodating the special needs of drug offenders.

By Susan P. Weinstein


The "relativity" of integrity and justice

High Court closes 1999 term; selects 35 cases for 2000

Contempt of Court and Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom

Third-party hearsay exceptions for business records

Collateral consequences of juvenile proceedings: Part II

North Carolina approves statewide program

Fall Council Meets in Nation’s Capital

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Criminal Justice Magazine

Criminal Justice magazine, published quarterly by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association, is intended for a national audience of defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges, academics, and other criminal justice professionals with a focus on the practice and policy issues of the criminal justice system. Each issue includes feature articles, as well as regular columns. In addition, there are occasional thematic issues which focus on one particular aspect of the criminal justice system.

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