Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

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Understanding case law in high liability areas and performing the job within a legal framework place a criminal justice agency in the best position to defend against a lawsuit. This handbook addresses the problems confronting criminal justice practitioners and their agencies due to the ever-increasing number of civil liability lawsuits. It introduces the reader to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize the...

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Overview

Understanding case law in high liability areas and performing the job within a legal framework place a criminal justice agency in the best position to defend against a lawsuit. This handbook addresses the problems confronting criminal justice practitioners and their agencies due to the ever-increasing number of civil liability lawsuits. It introduces the reader to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of litigation.

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice is one of very few texts on the subject that combines applicable case law and related liability research, a valuable feature for current and future policy makers and managers. Ross also provides an overview of current case law in high liability areas, enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance.

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"Ross explains the civil litigation process when filed against criminal justice agencies to students, academy recruits, practitioners, administrators, and agency trainers…This edition has 79 new cases, including 12 new Supreme Court decisions, and 55 new research studies."—Reference and Research Book News, August 2013 "It introduces the reader to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps to minimize the risk of litigation."—Evidence Technology Magazine, July-August 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593453282
  • Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 315

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Civil Liability

2. Foundations for Liability

3. Civil Liability Under State and Federal Tort Law

4. Civil Liability and Federal Law: Section 1983 Litigation

5. Defenses to Civil Litigation and Risk Management

6. Administrative and Supervisory Liability

7. Liability for Failure to Train

8. Operating Criminal Justice Agencies Under A Consent Decree

9.Personnel Issues and Liability

10. Use of Force in Law Enforcement and Corrections

11. Section 1983 and Correctional Liability Issues 12. Section 1983 Actions in Law Enforcement 13. Liability and Wrongful Custodial Death 14. Conclusions: Shifting Directions in Civil Litigation

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