Legal Aspects Of Corrections Management / Edition 3

Legal Aspects Of Corrections Management / Edition 3

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Legal Aspects Of Corrections Management / Edition 3

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449639402
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 305,390
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: SOURCES OF CORRECTIONS LAW * An Introduction to American Law * Corrections and the Criminal Justice System * Habeas, Torts, and Section 1983 * Going to Court * CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF CORRECTIONS * A General View of Prisoners’ Rights Under the Constitution * Access to Courts * First Amendment: Inmate Mail * First Amendment: Inmate Association Rights and Visiting * First Amendment: Religion * Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure, Privacy * Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments: Due Process--Inmate Discipline * Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments: Due Process--Classification, Transfers, Personal Injuries, and Property Loss * Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection--Female Offenders and Others * Eighth Amendment: Conditions of Confinement--Cruel and Unusual Punishment * Eighth Amendment: Health Care * Probation and Parole, Community Corrections, Fines * STATUTORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, JUVENILES, JAILS, PRIVATIZATION, AND OTHER SPECIAL ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS * Statutory and Administrative Law * Federal Statutes: Equal Employment, Disabilities, and Tort Claims * Jails * Juveniles and Young Offenders * Privatization Issues in Corrections * Loss of Rights of Convicted Persons * In Conclusion: A Postscript

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