Criminal Justice and the Media is a three-part tutorial series that explores how journalists can effectively inform the public on one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society: the Criminal Justice System. Some of the finest journalists in the country came to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to create this series, which aims to provide valuable insights to journalism students and those already in the profession on covering three core components of criminal justice in America.
Featured Guests: Linda Deutsch (Associated Press), Gary Fields (Wall Street Journal), Carrie Johnson (National Public Radio), Adam Liptak (New York Times), and David Savage (Los Angeles Times & Chicago Tribune). Detailed biographies for each of the presenters are available here.
NACDL gratefully acknowledges the support of the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project.
Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Media with NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer.
Part I: Covering Criminal Justice Policy
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer moderates a discussion on the topic of covering criminal justice policy. Featured Guests: Gary Fields, criminal justice reporter at the Wall Street Journal; Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR).
Part II: Covering Trials
NACDL member and prominent New York criminal trial lawyer Susan J. Walsh, partner at the law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., in New York City leads a discussion on covering criminal trials. Featured Guest: Linda Deutsch has covered trials for nearly 50 years for the Associated Press and is co-author of Covering the Courts: An Associated Press Manual for Reporters
Part III: Covering Appellate Decisions
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Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
This custom, vintage-faded NACDL t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon weighing 5.2 oz. and is lightwieght, flexible and soft, providing maximum comfort. It features the "Justice For All, Justice Now" slogan and Lady Liberty image on the front, with the NACDL logo on the back. Currently available in both men's and women's sizes in both black and white colors. View the full line-up of colors and sizes on our online store, as well as our other popular and best-selling t-shirt designs at: nacdl.org/store.
Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez moderates a discussion on the topic of covering appellate decisions. Featured Guests: Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent at the New York Times; David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.