Civil Liability Issues in Corrections / Edition 1

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Overview

Civil Liability in Corrections reviews over 100 U.S. Supreme Court decisions and provides an assessment of numerous lower courts' decisions. The book integrates case analysis and prior liability research while covering topics such as the use of force, cross-gender supervision, deaths in custody, medical/psychiatric care, and employee litigation against correctional managers. Also included are an examination of line level officer and administrative liability responsibilities; a discussion on how to build a defense against future litigation; and a look at policy, training, and supervisory concerns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594600838
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Overview of the trends and impact of prisoner litigation 3
Ch. 2 American law and the court system 19
Ch. 3 The evolution and restriction of prisoner rights 41
Ch. 4 Civil liability and the mechanics of Section 1983 actions 69
Ch. 5 Deliberate indifference and medical care 97
Ch. 6 Civil liability and the use of force 125
Ch. 7 Civil liability for claims of failure to protect and for prison/jail conditions 157
Ch. 8 Liability and wrongful custodial deaths 187
Ch. 9 Liability issues surrounding searches and segregation 215
Ch. 10 Correctional supervisor liability 241
Ch. 11 Civil liability and the impact on corrections 273
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