Legal Aspects Of Corrections Management / Edition 3

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This updated third edition of Legal Aspects of Corrections Management provides a current, informative, and reader-friendly discussion of the contemporary legal issues impacting corrections management. Through the use of case law, this text provides readers with a practical understanding of how the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments relate to the day-to-day issues of running a prison, jail, and other corrections programs, such as probation and parole. The authors' combined corrections experience included such positions as General Counsel, Regional Counsel, and Correctional Program Officer, as well as working within corrections facilities. Their work involved advising corrections staff and management on the legal issues associated with policies and procedures. The authors also have extensive teaching experience in corrections law, the criminal justice system, and criminology. The benefits of such experiences are reflected in the comprehensive coverage of topics in this accessible and updated Third Edition.

New to the Third Edition:
-Cases and statistical information have been thoroughly updated.
-Contains many new photos and figures throughout
-New sections include:
*Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA)
*Double Jeopardy
*DNA Collection
*Searches of Non-Inmates
*Legal Challenges to the Method of Execution
*Standards of Employee Conduct
*Fair Labor Standards Act
*Portal-to-Portal Act
*Title VII and Inmate-Created Hostile Work Environment
*The Americans with Disabilities Act
*Death Penalty for Juvenile Offenders

Key Features:
-Includes engaging real-world examples of common problems and occurrences in corrections to provide students and practitioners with a good understanding of the legal aspects of corrections management.
-Provides insight into the legal steps that should be anticipated in a correctional lawsuit.
-Provides an accessible and easy-to-understand collection of Supreme Court and significant lower court rulings on key issues in corrections. With the focus on Supreme Court cases, the text has applicability nationwide.
-Focuses on constitutional issues affecting such areas as inmate correspondence, visiting, and religion (First Amendment); search and seizure, privacy (Fourth Amendment); due process (Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments); equal protection (Fourteenth Amendment); and the death penalty, conditions of confinement (cruel and unusual punishment), and health care (Eighth Amendment).
-Includes coverage of statutory and administrative law, as well as chapters on probation and parole, jails, juveniles, privatization, and the loss of rights of convicted persons.
-Includes examples of relevant documents, such as a civil complaint; a sample presentence investigation report; a listing of inmate rights and responsibilities; of misconduct charges; and of mission statements for departments of corrections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449639402
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 266,716
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Sources of corrections law 1
1 An introduction to the law and to the legal aspects of corrections management 3
2 Corrections and the criminal justice system 21
3 Habeas, torts, and section 1983 59
4 Going to court 77
Pt. II Constitutional law of corrections 91
5 A general view of prisoners' rights under the Constitution 95
6 Access to courts 119
7 First Amendment : inmate mail 137
8 First Amendment : inmate association rights and visiting 155
9 First Amendment : religion 173
10 Fourth Amendment : search and seizure, and privacy 193
11 Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments : due process - inmate discipline 209
12 Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments : due process - classification, transfers, personal injuries, and property loss 237
13 Fourteenth Amendment : equal protection - female offenders and others 261
14 Eighth Amendment : the death penalty and other sentencing issues 273
15 Eighth Amendment : conditions of confinement - cruel and unusual punishment 289
16 Eighth Amendment : health care 319
17 Probation and parole, community corrections, and fines 345
Pt. III Statutory and administrative law, jails, juveniles, privatization, and other special issues in corrections 379
18 Statutory and administrative law 381
19 Federal statutes : equal employment, disabilities, and tort claims 401
20 Jails 419
21 Juveniles and young offenders 437
22 Privatization issues in corrections 453
23 Loss of rights of convicted persons 473
24 In conclusion : a postscript 491
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Thorough, up-to-date (2012) coverage of the law of corrections.

    Thorough, up-to-date (2012) coverage of the law of corrections.

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