Issues & Organizations

Civil Liberties Due Process & Forfeiture

Alliance for Justice 

American Civil Liberties Union 

Forfeiture Endangers Americans' Rights (FEAR) 

Government Asset Sales 

National Legal Aid & Defender Association 

Communications Privacy & Free Speech

Electronic Frontier Foundation 

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) 

Computers

Courtroom 21 - Electronic Courtroom Project 

Cybercrime.gov (DOJ) 

DOJ Computer Search and Seizure Guidelines 

FBI Lab Computer Analysis and Response Team 

In-depth Analysis of DOJ Guidelines for Computer Searches 

Criminal Justice Act

CJA Exemption from Court Fees 

Criminal Justice Act (18 USC 3006A) 

Death Penalty

1000+ Death Penalty Links 

ACLU Abolitionist 

Amnesty International's Website Against the Death Penalty 

This web site contains facts and figures about imposition of the death penalty in the US and abroad. Among other things, it list the abolishionist and retaining countries and keeps track of ratifications of international treaties to abolish the death penalty.

Anti-Capital Punishment Resources 

Capital Defense Discussion List (yahoo.com) 

Capital Defense Network 

This web site features Habeas Assistance and Training and Federal Defense Counsel Support in death penalty cases. Habeas Assistance and Training covers Upcoming Seminars, Current Developments and Recent Cases , Introduction to the 8th Amendment,Recent Filing and Action in the Supreme Court,and Federal Habeas Corpus Update. The Federal Defense Counsel Support portion of the site includes an Overview of the Federal Death Penalty Process, Online Litigation Guides, Summaries of Cases Authorized for the Death Penalty, Summaries of Opinions and Orders, Appellate Briefs and Issues,Useful Information About Death Penalty Trials,Relevant Reading and Death Penalty Press, Clemency and Executions, Recent Developments,Upcoming Seminars, Presentations from Past Seminars,Recent Briefs, Constitutional Issues

Capital Defense Weekly / Capital Defender's Toolbox 

Capital Punishment UK 

Centurion Ministries, Inc. 

Centurion Ministries 221 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ 08542

Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions 

Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions is a diverse group of prominent Americans that has called upon Presidents Bush and Clinton to declare a moratorium on federal executions pending a thorough review and full debate of the fairness of the federal capital punishment process. CMFE members include former White House and Justice Department officials, as well as civil rights, civic and religious leaders and artists, a number of whom have worked closely with the President. CMFE brings together both opponents of the death penalty and those who support its use in specific instances provided it is administered in a fair manner.

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CUADP) 

Cornell LII Death Penalty Page 

Critical Criminology Division of the American Society of Criminology 

Deadman Talking 

Death Penalty Defense 

This comprehensive website is an excellent resource for attorneys who have been retained or appointed to represent defendants in capital trials. Access to the website is entirely free, and it contains strategies, pleadings, and advice for winning capital trials and saving your client from Death Row. The site's content, written and developed by experienced capital litigator William S. Geimer, is clear and accessible.

Death Penalty Focus 

Death Penalty Information Center 

The Death Penalty Information Center site offers breaking news, educational curriculum, information on a wide range of topics, audio and video presentations on death penalty issues and statistics. It is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative sources for urrent death penalty information.

Death Penalty Institute of Oklahoma 

Death Penalty (about.com) 

Death Penalty (Legal Information Institute) 

Death Row Speaks 

Derechos Human Rights Death Penalty Links 

DOJ Report on Federal Death Penalty System 

Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort 

Ethics Updates by the Univ. of San Diego 

Federal Capital Defense Counsel - Habeas Assistance Project 

Hands Off Cain 

Human Rights and the Death Penalty 

Justice Project 

The Justice Project web site contains news, legislation and reports that focus on the gaps that still exist between American Priciples of justice and the American practice of the criminal justice system. It is concerned with the execution of innocent persons and promotes adequate representation for indigent defendants. Therefore, it promotes messures to assure that innocent persons are not executed. For example, it helped pass innocence protection legislation in Texas and Maryland and writes to legislators, drafts op-ed page pieces, consults on political strategies and lectures and teaches accross the country. Innocence protection legislation and Champion of Justice Award winner, Jim Leibman's study on the error rate in death penalty cases are among the items available on this site.

Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board 

Moratorium 2000 Campaign & Petition 

Moratorium 2000, Community of Sant'Egidio 

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty 

Probono.Net 

Developed by the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, Probono.Net , assists volunteer lawyers who represent death row prisoners. This site serves as a tremendous resource.

Southern Center for Human Rights 

Spencer Report on Federal Death Penalty Cases 

U.N. Commission on Human Rights 

World Congress Against the Death Penalty (2004) 

Drugs & Alcohol

Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) 

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF) 

Drug Policy Alliance 

Drug Policy Alliance is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on common sense, science, public health and human rights.

Drug Testing FAQ 

1. DETECTION TIMES 1.1 Halflife of TetraHydroCannabinol 1.2 Detection times of several drugs 1.3 Positive (definition) 1.3.1 Second hand smoke and positives 1.4 Decreasing detection times 2. TEST METHODS 2.1 Substances that are detectable 2.2 DrugAlert 2.3 Gas Chromatography 2.4 Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry 2.5 Hair testing 2.6 High Performance Liquid Chromatography 2.7 Immunoassay 2.7.1 Radio ImmunoAssay (aka Abuscreen) 2.7.2 Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique 2.7.3 Fluorescence Polarization ImmunoAssay 2.8 PharmChek 2.9 TestCup 2.10 Thin Layer Chromatography 3. TEST STANDARDS AND ACCURACY 3.1 Procedures used 3.2 False positives 3.2.1 Ibuprofen 3.2.2 Cold remedies, pain relievers, hay fever remedies, & diet pills 3.2.3 Antibiotics 3.2.4 Melanin (black skin) 3.2.5 DHEA 3.3 True positives (legitimate) 3.3.1 Poppy seeds 3.3.2 Testosterone supplements 4. A NOTE ON COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS 5. THINGS TESTED TO DETECT COUNTER MEASURES 5.1 Color 5.2 Temperature 5.3 Creatinine 5.4 pH 5.5 Specific gravity 5.6 Age 5.7 Gender 6. PRODUCING CLEAN URINE 6.1 Dilution 6.1.1 Water 6.1.2 Creatinine level 6.1.3 Vitamin B 6.2 Diuretics 6.2.1 Ultimate Blend (c) (was Test Free) 6.2.2 Detoxify Carbo Clean (c) 6.2.3 Naturally Klean Herbal Tea (c) 6.2.4 Goldenseal 6.2.5 Certa or Certo 6.2.6 Vales Original Formula 6.2.7 Lasix 6.3 Vinegar 6.4 Dexatrim 6.5 Fiber 6.6 Vitamin lecithin 6.7 How to give a clean sample 6.8 Exercise 6.9 Beta-2 agonists 6.10 Beta-3 agonists 6.11 Low dosaging 7. DRUG SCREENS 7.1 Drug screens that work 7.1.1 Aspirin 7.2 Drug screens that do not work 7.2.1 Goldenseal 7.2.2 Niacin 7.2.3 Zinc sulfate 7.3 Untested drug screens 7.3.1 Puri-Blend (c) 7.3.2 The Stuff (c) 8. DOPING SAMPLES 8.1 Effective additives 8.1.1 Bleach 8.1.2 Klear (c) 8.1.3 Water 8.2 Ineffective additives 8.2.1 Ammonia 8.2.2 Blood 8.2.3 Draino 8.2.4 Goldenseal 8.2.5 Hydrogen peroxide 8.2.6 Lemon juice 8.2.7 Liquid soap 8.2.8 Mary Jane's SuperClean 13 (c) 8.2.9 Purifyit (c) 8.2.10 Sodium nitrate 8.2.11 Table salt 8.2.12 UrinAid (c) 8.2.13 Vinegar 8.2.14 Visine 8.2.15 WD40 8.3 Untested additives 8.3.1 Papain 9. SUBSTITUTION 9.1 Substitution methods 9.1.1 Concealed container 9.1.2 Injection 9.1.3 Catheterization 9.2 Where to get clean urine 9.2.1 Urine from a donor 9.2.2 Powdered urine 9.2.2.1 Making your own powdered urine 9.2.3 Dog urine 10. STEALING URINE 11. IF YOU FAIL THE TEST 12. WHO DRUGTESTS? 12.1 Which companies test, and which don't? 13. POLITICS AND ETHICS OF DRUG TESTING 14. ABOUT THE AUTHOR 14.1 Contacting the author 15. FOOTNOTES 16. SOURCES 16.1 Contributors 16.2 Works cited 16.3 For more information 16.3.1 Drug testing consultants on the net 16.3.2 Drug testing mailing list 16.3.3 Sites 16.3.4 Newsgroups 17. DISTRIBUTION RULES

Localization of Drugs and Metabolites In Human Hair 

by Kathryn S. Kalasinsky, Keith L. Egli and Alison F. Grieshaber Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC 20306-6000, USA

Medical & Toxicological Information (MTI) 

MTI specializes in the identification, retrieval, and analysis of scientific information. By calling on MTI, you combine the talents of medical/scientific information consultants and the largest research libraries in the world, such as the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health Library, and the Library of Congress, to meet your needs. No matter where you are or what information needs you have, MTI makes it possible for you to be only minutes away from the sound science you require. MTI has been in operation since 1996 and in that time we have assisted a number of attorneys in all areas of practice all across America. Recently, much of our work has been in the area of criminal defense. For instance, the assistance we provided to an Alabama attorney recently resulted in the exoneration of a man who had been erroneously convicted of murder and had been on death row for over six years; in another case, one involving a DUI in California, the sound science help we gave to an attorney led to the dismissal of DUI charges against his client.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) 

National Drug Strategy Network (NDSN) 

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

National Library of Medicine's Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) 

NORML 

November Coalition 

Office of National Drug Control Policy - Drug Facts and Figures 

Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Drug Resources 

Web of Addictions 

Ethics

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility 

LegalEthics.com 

Firearms

Association of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 

Firearm Image Library 

Firearms Tutorial 

Fraud

DOJ Internet Fraud Page 

Immigration

Immigration and Naturalization Service 

Immigration Lawyers on the Web 

National Immigration Law Center 

National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild 

Indigent Defense

DOJ Indigent Defense Page 

State Sentencing and Corrections Program 

Informants

PBS Frontline 

Innocence Projects

The Innocence Project 

International

Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - ADC-ICTY 

ADC-ICTY is an independent professional association organized under the laws of the Netherlands. It is not an organ of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. We are, however, recognized as the Defence Counsel organisation serving the Tribunal pursuant to Rule 44 RPE.

International Criminal Law Network (ICLN) 

Juvenile Justice

New England Juvenile Defender's Center 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention 

Mental Health

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 

American Psychiatric Association 

American Psychological Association 

Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project 

The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project is an unprecedented, national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system. The landmark Consensus Project Report, which was authored by CSG and representatives of leading criminal justice and mental health organizations, reflects the results of a series of meetings among 100 of the most respected criminal justice and mental health practitioners in the country. Since the release of the report in June 2002, the Consensus Project has continued to promote practical, flexible approaches to this issue through educational presentations, technical assistance, and the dissemination of information about programs, research, and policy developments in the field. The Consensus Project Web site provides access to the Project Report, information about relevant research, statistics, and Web-based resources, and a searchable database of programs from around the country, which allows visitors to communicate with program administrators online.

GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System 

Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy 

Psych Central - Psych Resources 

Psychiatry and Law Updates 

Miscellaneous

The Injustice Line 

The Law Office 

Truth In Justice 

Policy

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF)  

International Criminal Bar 

Prisons

American Correctional Association 

American Jail Association 

American Probation and Parole Association 

Bureau of Prisons 

Correctional Education Association 

Davrie Communications, Inc. 

Family & Corrections Network (FCN) 

Foreign Inmate Rights (INS) 

Fortune Society 

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives 

National Commission on Correctional Health Care 

National Institute of Corrections 

Prison Legal News 

Prison Population Information 

Prison Resources for Educators and Activists 

Prisoner's Rights Law - Legal Information Institute 

The Other Side of the Wall 

U.N. Agreement on Transfer of Foreign Prisoners 

Seminars & Training

National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) 

Sentencing

Families Against Mandatory Minimums 

National Association of Sentencing Advocates 

The Sentencing Project 

U.S. Sentencing Commission, Restitution Training Materials 

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