ABA Criminal Justice Section

Newsletter - Summer 1998 Vol. 6, Number 3

Videotapes Available from 1997 Annual Meeting:

Terrorism and Psychiatric/Psychological Evidence

Two sessions from the 1997 ABA Annual Meeting are available on videotape, with special discounts for Criminal Justice Section Members. To order, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221.
  • Terrorism on Trial: Justice and Healing in the Prosecution and Defense of Accused Terrorists
    This session explores the political and legal interplay of prosecutorial, defense and public interests during the investigation, arrest, indictment and discovery phases of a domestic terrorism case.

    Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
    PC: 509 0072
    $129.95 Nonmembers
    $99.95 CJS Members

  • The Use and Abuse of Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence in Criminal Cases
    Recent high-profile criminal cases using psychological evidence to present defenses ranging from black rage to insanity to self-defense raise questions as to whether the criminal justice system is working. Some argue the use of psychological evidence to find conditions to excuse admitted criminal behavior frustrates the law-abiding community with what it perceives to be a system letting guilty people go. Does the use of such evidence and defenses in high-profile cases allow people to justify their own criminal actions?

    Running Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
    PC: 509 0071
    $149.95 Nonmembers
    $124.95 CJS Members

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