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American Bar Association (ABA) Publications

This annual publication examines and reports on the major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system. The 2014 volume contains 21 chapters focusing on specific aspects of the criminal justice field, with summaries of all of the adopted official ABA policies passed in 2013-2014 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 2014 volume contains 21 chapters focusing on specific aspects of the criminal justice field, with summaries of all of the adopted official ABA policies passed in 2013-2014 that address criminal justice issues.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1 Executive Summary …………………………………………………………… 1
Chapter 2 2012-13 Criminal Law Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court ………….. 13
Chapter 3 Legislative Summary ………………………………………………….…..….. 69
PART II WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Chapter 4 White Collar Crime …………………………………………………….…….. 81
Chapter 5 “Carbon Copy” Prosecutions ………………………………………………… 103
Chapter 6 Cybercrime …………………………………………………………….……….. 129
Chapter 7 E-Discovery in Government Investigations and Criminal Litigation … 135
Chapter 8 Can Oral Modifications of Contracts Facilitate Criminal Behavior? …. 167
PART III DEFENSE ISSUES
Chapter 9 State Policy Implementation Task Force ………………………………… 173
Chapter 10 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ……………………. 177
Chapter 11 Indigent Defense ……………………………………………………………… 189
PART IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EQUAL JUSTICE,
AND SPECIALIZED PRACTICE
Chapter 12 Ethics in Criminal Advocacy ………………………………………………. 195
Chapter 13 Domestic Violence …………………………………………………………… 209
Chapter 14 Juvenile Justice ……………………………………………………………… 213
Chapter 15 Racial Justice ………………………………………………………………… 225
Chapter 16 Law Enforcement Access to Third Party Records …………………..…. 235
PART V CORRECTIONS AND SENTENCING
Chapter 17 Criminal Mediation …………………………………………………………. 241
Chapter 18 Sentencing: Major Momentum on Mandatory Minimums ……………. 247
Chapter 19 Corrections: Long-Term Isolation ………………………………………… 255
Chapter 20 Capital Punishment ………………………………………………………… 263
Chapter 21 Execution of the Severely Mentally Ill ……………………………….….. 353
Appendix
ABA Policies in 2013-2014 Related to Criminal Justice …………………..…….……… 361

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