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Winter 2001


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CRIMINAL JUSTICE Winter 2001 Volume 15, Number 4


Uncle Sam Extends Reach for Evidence Worldwide
By Bruce Zagaris
The United States has made important gains in its efforts to gather evidence in transnational criminal cases. The author explains new treaties and other practical arrangements that allow for global cooperation in getting the goods on criminals who commit crimes that range from murder to money laundering.

Crime Busting and Crime Prevention: A Dual Role for Prosecutors
By Elizabeth Glazer

A prosecutor herself, the author makes the argument that there is more to the job than taking the criminal to court. Through professional and community connections and using tools already at hand, prosecutors can play a central role in preventing crime.

Apprehending and Appreciating Apprendi
By Alan Ellis, Peter Goldberger, James H. Feldman, Jr., and Karen L. Landau

It garnered little public attention, but the recent U.S. Supreme Court case of Apprendi v. New Jersey may be one of the most important and far-reaching criminal cases decided by the Court in years, according to the authors. And, because it was decided on constitutional grounds, it affects both state and federal law. Prior to Apprendi, only "elements" of an offense needed to be charged in the indictment. Now, they write, if a fact increases the maximum potential sentence, it must be charged in the indictment, submitted to the jury, and proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Its greatest impact will be felt in drug cases.

Recidivism of Sex Offenders: What You Need to Know
By Richard Hamill

Outmoded stereotypes about sex offenders have led to questionable laws, writes the author. In the article, this expert uses the most recent studies to define types of sexual offenders, both adult and juvenile, and offer an updated view of current treatment programs and their effectiveness.

Risk Factors for Sexual Recidivism

The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR)


Chair's Report to Members
Racial profiling not just a police problem

Committee Caucus
On your own-solo and small firm practices

Book Reviews
Mutual Assistance

Trial Tactics
Excited utterances and family violence

Juvenile Justice
Girls in the juvenile justice system

Section News
Fall meeting a "capital" experience

Indigent Defense
2000 state roundup

Internet addresses violence against women

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