Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Magazine, Winter 2003

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE Winter 2003 Volume 17, Number 4 FEATURES

False Confessions in Criminal Cases
By Welsh White
Logic to the contrary, the facts bear out that innocent individuals do confess to crimes they did not commit. The author discusses what leads some individuals to make false confessions, and offers defense and prosecutors methods for identifying a false confession.

From Park Avenue to Fifth Street:
The Making of a Solo Practitioner

By A. Eduardo Balarezo
A practical guide to setting up a solo criminal law practice—from office space and equipment needs to how to drum up business. The author relates his own experiences in going from a big law firm to his own solo practice.

One Year and Counting: Advice from a New Solo
By Mark E. Biernath

Retaining Records: What and for How Long?
By Carol Garfiel Freeman

Juvenile Death Penalty:
Is It "Cruel and Unusual" in Light of
Contemporary Standards?

By Adam Caine Ortiz
With the Supreme Court’s decision in Atkins v. Virginia, banning the execution of the mentally disabled, the author asks if the time is not ripe to revisit the practice of executing those who were juveniles when they committed their crimes.

Border Searches, Aliens, and the Fourth Amendment
By Robert James McWhirter
Excerpts from the Section’s Guide to Immigration Law, this article concentrates on Miranda, detention, what constitutes a border, roving patrols, and the mail.


Chair’s Report to Members
Reality or perception—the lady or the tiger

Scientific Evidence
Splitting hairs in the shadow of the gallows

The alternative perpetrator strategy

Book Review
The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide to Immigration Law

Juvenile Justice
Special education issues

Trial Tactics
Three basic principles

Cert Alert
Term begins with jurisdictional issues

Indigent Defense
ABA Gideon Initiative grantees spark novel reforms

Section News

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