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American Bar Association Standards for Criminal Justice Symposium

NCJ Number
Denver Law Journal Volume: 59 Issue: 1 Dated: (1981) Pages: complete issue
J M Finch
Date Published
167 pages
Symposium articles discuss issues addressed by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standards for Criminal Justice.
The symposium was the culmination of a national effort to make the second edition of the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice known to the legal profession and to all those who work within the criminal justice system. Major topics addressed in the volume include the development, evolution, and future of the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice; a comparison of the first and second editions of the standards; a proposed solution to the defense lawyer's conflicting ethical obligations to the court and to their perjurious clients; and standards governing the legal status of prisoners. Other articles address a loophole in the fourth amendment exclusionary rule standing requirement, the fifth amendment and prearrest silence, and presumption of legitimacy under a Colorado Supreme Court decision. The second edition, which was finalized in 1979, strives to present a balance between the conflicting goals of effective administration of criminal justice: a proper regard for the constitutional rights of the accused and the protection of society. Footnotes accompany each article. For individual articles on each topic, see NCJ 85930-33.