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NCJ Number: 78262 Find in a Library
Title: Practical Law for Correctional Personnel - A Resource Manual and Training Curriculum
Author(s): E O'Brien; M Fisher; D T Austern
Corporate Author: National Street Law Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Street Law Institute
Washington, DC 20001
West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook gives basic instruction in law development and enforcement, legal rights and liabilities of correctional personnel, prisoner's rights, and the general workings of the criminal justice system. It provides application to practical problems of correctional officers.
Abstract: Topics of particular emphasis include the court's role in correctional administration, the correctional officer's right to use deadly and nondeadly force against inmates, and the correctional officer's involvement in civil law suits. Case studies and discussion questions about daily problems accompany the main text, which also covers pertinent issues such as legal liability in incidents of escape, fire, and inmates' needs for medical treatment; injuries and losses to correctional personnel and compensation for such losses; and job discrimination and employee unions from a legal standpoint. Officers are taught the basic rights of prisoners regarding freedom of speech, religion, association, and the press; searches and privacy issues; access to the courts; freedom from cruel and unusual punishment; and equal protection of the laws. Finally, the overview of the criminal justice process covers arrest, search and seizure, the trial, sentencing, and postconviction relief. Each chapter contains references. A glossary of legal terms, specific amendments to the Constitution, answers to problems introduced in the chapters, a list of associations that provide criminal justice standards, and the American Medical Association's models for health care delivery in jails are appended. Footnotes, charts, photographs, and an index are supplied.
Index Term(s): ABA criminal justice standards; Arrest and apprehension; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Correctional officer legal training; Correctional personnel; Corrections management; Course materials; Law reform; Lawful use of force; Lawsuits; Post-conviction remedies; Prisoner's rights; Search and seizure laws; Sentencing/Sanctions; Staff development training; Trial procedures
Note: A 174 page instructor's manual for this document is available from the publisher.
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