Police Civil Liability: Supreme Court Cases and Materials / Edition 2

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The number of laws pertaining to police civil liability has grown substantially over the last several years. It is thus mandatory for students of policing and others involved with the operations and management of the criminal justice system to become familiar with the twenty-nine Supreme Court cases contained in this volume. To assist readers in mastering the Court opinions, Kappeler includes introductory material targeting important elements surrounding the cases, information on the authority and responsibility of the Court, the rules of logic that guide judges in deciding Court cases, and effective techniques for briefing a case. Through-provoking questions for discussion and a listing of related cases add to this valuable casebook’s effectiveness as a learning tool. An excellent complement to Kappeler’s text Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability, Third Edition!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577664420
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Overview of the Court and Case Law 1
Supreme Court of the United States 1
Learning Legal Reasoning and Reading Case Law 7
How to Brief a Case 11
I Municipal Liability and Immunity 15
Monroe v. Pape 17
Monell v. Dept. of Social Services of the City of New York 33
Owen v. City of Independence, Missouri 63
Leatherman v. Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit 88
II Individual and Official Capacity Lawsuits 95
Brandon v. Holt 97
Kentucky v. Graham 104
Will v. Michigan Department of State Police 112
Hafer v. Melo 121
III Policy, Custom, and Policymakers 129
City of Oklahoma City v. Tuttle 131
Pembaur v. City of Cincinnati 142
City of St. Louis v. Praprotnik 153
Board of the County Commissioners of Bryan County, Oklahoma v. Brown, et al. 166
McMillian v. Monroe County, Alabama 178
IV Police Use of Force 191
Tennessee v. Garner 193
Graham v. Connor 208
City of Los Angeles v. Heller 217
Saucier v. Katz, et al. 220
V Search, Seizure, and Deprivation of Liberty 231
Soldal v. Cook County, Illinois 233
Albright v. Oliver 244
Wilson v. Layne 250
VI Inadequate Training 261
City of Canton, Ohio v. Harris 263
Collins v. City of Harker Heights, Texas 273
VII Police Use of Vehicles 285
Brower v. County of Inyo 287
County of Sacramento v. Lewis 292
VIII The Scope of Individual Immunity 307
Harlow v. Fitzgerald 309
Briscoe v. LaHue 323
Malley v. Briggs 338
Anderson v. Creighton 345
Hunter v. Bryant 353
Appendix 359
Selected Amendments to the Constitution of the United States 360
Selected Federal Statutes 361
Selected Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States 365
Members of the Supreme Court of the United States 368
Glossary of Legal Terms 371
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