Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Magazine, Fall 2001


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Is a DNA Identification Database in Your Future?
By David H. Kaye, Michael E. Smith, and Edward J. Imwinkelried
The authors looks at "what if" the government collected a DNA "fingerprint" from everyone at birth, creating a nationwide database that law enforcement could tap into that would both identify the guilty and absolve the innocent. The article examines how such a system would fare under the constitutional shield against illegal search and seizure and the concept of privacy.
The Eyes Have It-Or Do They? New Guides for Better Eyewitness Evidence Procedures
By James M. Doyle, Mark R. Larson, and Caterina M. DiTraglia
Eyewitness evidence, once the bedrock of a criminal investigation, has recently been called into question by DNA and other scientific tests. In this article the authors focus on a new guide for law enforcement and local prosecutors that shows how to collect and use eyewitness evidence so as to minimize false claims.
The 50th Anniversary of the Uniform Code: A Historical Look at Military Justice
By Robinson O. Everett
Until 1951, U.S. military personnel served under antiquated penal codes adopted from pre-1776 Britain. In a fascinating history lesson, the author, a senior chief judge on the Court of Military Appeals, explains the evolution of a criminal code of justice that, once under way, in many instances outstripped its civilian counterpart.
Timeline for Military Justice Developments
Deconstructing the New Infamy
By Margaret Colgate Love
An explanation of the proposed changes to provisions of the Criminal Justice Standards that deal with collateral consequences of criminal convictions. The article also serves as an introduction to two opinion pieces.
Collateral Consequences
By Robert M.A. Johnson The Mark of Cain
By Webb Hubbell


Chair's Report to Members
If you want peace, work for justice Trial Tactics
Declarations against interest Scientific Evidence
False credentials Ethics
Disclosing exculpatory material in plea negotiations Criminal Justice Matters
Executed on a technicality Juvenile Justice
Pleading guilty in delinquency cases Cert Alert
2001 Term begins Indigent Defense
Texas enacts landmark reforms Book Review
Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons Section News
Chicago Annual Meeting; task force on child witnesses

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