Criminal Justice Section

"The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice"  -- With its diverse membership of  criminal justice professionals, the ABA Criminal Justice Section is uniquely situated to bring all the various actors to the table to address today's most pressing criminal justice issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

New Project: Legal Education Police Practices Consortium

The Consortium aims to contribute to the national effort examining and addressing legal issues in policing and public safety, including conduct, oversight, and the evolving nature of police work. The Consortium will leverage the ABA’s expertise and that of participating ABA accredited law schools to collaborate on projects to develop and implement better police practices throughout the United States.

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Fourteenth Annual CJS Fall Institute

"Probation & Parole Transformation: Advancing Racial Equity and Enhancing Public Safety": Nov. 19-20, Madison Hotel, Washington, DC

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Annual Review of the Supreme Court's Term: Criminal Cases

Summaries of all Opinions (including Concurrences and Dissents), in argued and non-argument cases and Orders, regarding all Criminal Law and related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court for a given term year. Prepared by: Professor Rory K. Little, UC Hastings College of the Law

View Summaries of - 2020-2021 Term

Criminal Justice Magazine

Our renowned flagship periodical is available for viewing online for CJS members

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Criminal Justice Standards

For fifty years, the ABA Criminal Justice Standards have guided policymakers and practitioners working in the criminal justice arena.

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The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 Main Tel: (202) 662-1500 Email: crimjustice@americanbar.org Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.