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Applying the 'Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt' Standard to Individual Facts Thomas Lundy
Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 9th Ed. Richard Saferstein,Gil Sapir
Expanded the Horizons of Capital Defense: Why Defense Teams Should Be Concerned About Victims and Surviviors Richard Burr
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Representing a Client Charged With Violating Conditions of Supervised Release— Part Two Douglas A. Morris
Restraining Excessive Defender Caseloads: The ABA Ethics Committee Requires Action Norman Lefstein,Georgia Vagenas
Reviews in Review Ellen Podgor
State Legislative Affairs Update Scott Ehlers
The Role of Victim Outreach Terrica L.. Redfield
Who Needs 'Special Needs'? Milton Hirsch