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NCJ Number: 184095 Find in a Library
Title: Law and Contemporary Corrections
Author(s): Christopher E. Smith
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 350
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-56628-6
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The goal of this book is to make important aspects of corrections law accessible to nonlawyers, recognizing that current and future corrections officers need to understand how law affects the corrections environment.
Abstract: The book contains case excerpts that highlight a full range of legal issues facing corrections professionals. Book chapters focus on legal aspects of and legal doctrines related to corrections, prisoner rights, examples from news sources that illustrate how corrections law affects the lives of both prisoners and corrections staff, cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts, and excerpts from recent statutes such as the Prison Litigation Reform Act and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. Other book chapters examine discipline and due process, the use of force, conditions of confinement, probation and parole, and jails. Appendixes include the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, forms for filing prisoner civil rights lawsuits, and forms for filing habeas corpus petitions. Notes and tables
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Inmate discipline; Jails; Legal doctrines; Legal liability; Parole; Prison conditions; Prisoner's rights; Probation; Right to Due Process; US Supreme Court decisions
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