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NCJ Number: 69932 Find in a Library
Title: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice - Statewide Criminal Law Seminar, December 10, 1977, San Francisco, California
Corporate Author: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Oceana Publications, Inc
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Sale Source: Oceana Publications, Inc
75 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Search and seizure trends, diminished capacity, Pitchess motions and the destruction of records, prejudicial publicity in criminal cases, hearsay rules, and the art of objecting are discussed as defense strategies.
Abstract: Intended for an audience of defense attorneys and law students, this series of five audiocassettes contains the proceedings of a 1977 Statewide Criminal Law Seminar, held in San Francisco, Calif. The main topics discussed by the speakers include trends in the application of the exclusionary rule to an increasing number of search and seizure cases, some practical hints on how to use diminished capacity (as distinguished from insanity) defense strategies, and Pitchess motions (discovery motions by defense attorneys seeking police internal affairs information on citizens' complaints regarding police use of excessive force and other abuses) and the destruction of records. Other topics covered are publicity in criminal cases, and the art of objecting as a defense strategy in the courtroom. A syllabus containing background information on each topic, including citation of relevant court cases, is provided with the cassettes. For individual tapes, see NCJ 69933-69938.
Index Term(s): Criminal proceedings; Defense counsel effectiveness; Defense preparation; Public defenders; Tape recordings; Workshops and seminars
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