Comparative Analysis of Standards and Goals of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals: With Standards for Criminal Justice of the American Bar Association

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American Bar Association, Section of Criminal Justice, 1973 - Criminal procedure - 594 pages
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This report contains the complete and objective tabulation of the similarities and dissimilarities between two sets of standards. The seventeen volumes of the American Bar Association's standards for criminal justice are the result of a project characterized by Chief Justice Warren E Burger as "...the single most comprehensive - indeed, the most monumental - ever undertaken by the American legal professional in its 200 year history..." The project was designed to promulgate suggested guidelines to assist the 50 states and federal government in overhauling, updating, simplifying, and strengthening their criminal justice systems. The six volumes of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals document that group's plan for crime reduction at the state and local level. This comparative analysis, conducted by the American Bar Association's section on criminal justice, determined that in many respects, the two sets of standards are parallel. For example, both are designed to diagnose and treat serious ills of the nation's criminal justice system, both span the entire system with corrective actions based at the state and local levels, and both sets of standards are offered in a suggested, rather than mandatory form. In addition, a significant consensus in principle can be gleaned from the reports of the projects. Consequently, both studies will often be examined and compared by the same individuals and groups in each jurisdiction. To facilitate easy comparison, this volume presents a complete and objective tabulation of the similarities and dissimilarities between the two sets of standards. It will provide a helpful tool for those planning appropriate implementation efforts in the criminal justice system at all levels of government.

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Contents

Electronic Surveillance
3
Fair Trial and Free Press
119
Providing Defense Services
184
Discovery and Procedure Before Trial
210
Pleas of Guilty
230
Speedy Trial
244
Joinder and Severance
257
The Prosecution Function
274
The Defense Function
316
The Function of the Trial Judge
346
Sentencing Alternatives and Procedures
386
Appellate Review of Sentences
524
PostConviction Remedies
554
Appendix A 585
563
Appendix B 591
569
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