ABA: Focus on Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

A recent listing from ABA Publisging of books which focus on Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

Do No Wrong: Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders
By Peter A. Joy and Kevin C. McMunigal
Criminal law practice is a minefield of legal ethics issues for both the prosecution and defense. There are a myriad of ethical questions requiring not only an understanding of the relevant ethics rules, but also applicable constitutional and statutory law as well as rules of criminal procedure and evidence. This book puts these and other ethical questions on the “radar screens” of criminal practitioners and to provide both prosecution and defense with the analysis and authorities necessary to understand the issues and underlying policies.

Topics: Criminal Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Ethics Opinions, General Practice

The Criminal Lawyer’s Job: A Survival Guide
By Amber L. St. Clair
You don’t want to take a criminal case unless you have this book! It is an excellent resource to guide you along the journey of representing an individual who is alleged to have committed a crime. This book was written from the trenches, by a practitioner with over 100 trials under her belt and received “not guilty” verdicts in cases involving murder, rape, sex crimes, drugs and DUI, among others. This guide will give you valuable “how to” advice for taking the initial client meeting to picking a jury and trying the case. It is not intended to be a summary of the law, but rather a cheat sheet. It is a guide that most senior criminal defense attorneys likely wish they had when they tried their first few cases.

Topics: Criminal Law, General Practice

The Privilege of Silence: Fifth Amendment Protections Against Self-Incrimination
By Steven M. Salky
This book explains the contours of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in practice, providing a guide for both the civil litigator who may encounter it infrequently, as well as the criminal lawyer who seeks to advance his or her client’s interests through the use of the Fifth Amendment. The Privilege of Silence organizes the relevant case law so that lawyers may advise and represent their clients by focusing on the practical aspects of Fifth Amendment assertions in all proceedings.

Topics: Criminal Law

Crime, Incorporated: Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct
By Miriam F. Weismann
Today, whether prosecuting or defending, the approach to understanding organizational crime has become more difficult because of the increased multi-organizational character of corporate crime. Crime, Incorporated: Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct, provides a complete re-examination of how traditional legal rules and their application given how corporate crime has changed in the last decade.

Topics: Criminal Law, Evidence, Litigation

Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Criminal Justice Professionals
By John W. Parry J.D.
Criminal Mental Health and Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony examines two interrelated aspects of criminal law – mental health and disability discrimination — from the points of view of lawyers, judges and other professionals within the criminal justice system. The manual builds on established resources within the ABA, including the Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony and Disability Discrimination Law, Evidence and Testimony. It synthesizes the best and most recent information at the ABA on mental health and discrimination law that specifically pertains to criminal justice matters. It also references the ABA’s Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards.

Topics: Criminal Law, Disability Law, Litigation
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