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American Bar Association (ABA) Publications

ISBN: 978-1-61438-947-7 Product Code: 5090142 2013, 383 Pages, 8.5 x 11 This annual publication examines and reports on the major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system. The 2013 volume contains 26 chapters focusing on specific aspects of the criminal justice field, with summaries of all of the adopted official ABA policies passed in 2012-2013 that address criminal justice issues.

Authors from across the criminal justice field provide essays on topics ranging from white collar crime to international law to juvenile justice. This annual publication examines and reports on the major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system. As one of the cornerstones of the Criminal Justice Section’s work, this publication serves as an invaluable resource for policy-makers, academics, and students of the criminal justice system alike. The 2013 volume contains 26 chapters focusing on specific aspects of the criminal justice field, with summaries of all of the adopted official ABA policies passed in 2012-2013 that address criminal justice issues.

PART I:

Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3:

PART II:

Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Chapter 6: Chapter 7: Chapter 8:

PART III:

Chapter 9: Chapter 10: Chapter 11: Chapter 12: Chapter 13:

PART IV:

Chapter 14: Chapter 15: Chapter 16: Chapter 17: Chapter 18: Chapter 19:

PART V:

Chapter 20 Chapter 21: Chapter 22 Chapter 23: Chapter 24: Chapter 25 Chapter 26:

Executive Summary 1 2011-2012 Criminal Law Decisions by U.S. Supreme Court 19 Legislative Summary 69

WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Recent Developments 85 Hedge Fund and Bank Fraud 105 “Carbon Copy” Prosecutions 115 CyberCrime Task Force 143 E-Discovery Task Force 149

DEFENSE ISSUES

Defense Function and Service – Military Practice 171 State Policy Implementation Task Force 177 Comprehensive Criminal Representation Task Force 181 Voir Dire 185 National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 205

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EQUAL JUSTICE, AND SPECIALIZED PRACTICE

Innocence – Eyewitness Developments 213 Prosecution Function – Wrongful Convictions 223 Ethics 229 Women in Criminal Justice 239 Juvenile Justice 245 International Law 255

CORRECTIONS AND SENTENCING

Alternative to Incarceration 261 Criminal Mediation 265 Prosecutorial Innovations 271 Sentencing 277 Corrections 283 Reentry 297 Capital Punishment 305

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Summary of ABA Policies in 2012-2013 Related to Criminal Justice 375 Appendix B: Policy Approved by the ABA House of Delegates in August 2012 379 Appendix C: Policy Approved by the ABA House of Delegates in February 2013 383

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