The American Bar Association has revived an annual review of the criminal justice system by the group’s Criminal Justice Section. The ABA says the volume addresses such subjects as women’s roles in violent crime, DNA technologies, and cybercrime. Other topics covered include prisoner re-entry, international anti-cartel enforcement, the death penalty, and minority and juvenile crime.
The report cites estimates that losses from cybercrime now exceed the costs of physical crime. The drop in the number of death penalties being imposed int he U.S. is partly due to “increased awareness that the sentence of life without parole really means without any possibility of parole,” the ABA says. The report is available via the ABA’s Web site at $29.95.