The November issue of the NW Lawyer, the journal of the Washington State Bar Association, focuses on criminal law, and as I read it, I thought several of the articles might be useful for writers, especially mystery and crime writers. Topics that caught my eye:
Police Dogs: Best Practices for Law Enforcement
In the Footsteps of Clarence Darrow: Fiction and Reality for Modern Criminal Defense Lawyers
What if Your Client is Actually Guilty? A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney
Federal Prosecution Trends in Washington
Weighing the Evidence at Trial: A New Approach to Eyewitness Identification
There’s more, but these were the topics I thought might prompt story ideas or give you a better idea of the realities of criminal prosecution and defense.