Significant Cases in Corrections

Significant Cases in Corrections

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This concise, invaluable volume is comprehensive in its treatment of corrections law, covering all of the major cases in the area. It features a list of cases, in alphabetical order and grouped by topic; briefs of each case, arranged by topic; a short introduction to each topic, which places the cases into a larger context; and a helpful index. This text is one of three books in the Criminal Justice Case Briefs series, each of which provides a summary and analysis of leading cases in a particular area of criminal justice: criminal procedure law, corrections law, or juvenile law. Easily accessible to undergraduates, each volume has the same basic outline and format, which is neither exclusively "casebook" nor "textbook." The purely casebook approach is not always appropriate for undergraduates, whose primary focus is learning the law, not "how to think like a lawyer." Therefore, these books present briefs (or summaries) of the opinions, along with analyses and explanations, instead of the actual opinions themselves. This allows instructors to use the books as either supplements or as main, stand-alone texts. The volumes also include less background and extraneous material than most textbooks; the cases are presented in a context, with relevant commentary, which allows students to better understand the significance of the legal holdings, explains the Court's holdings, and places each case in context with the Court's other decisions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 198.12 x 251.46 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195330501
  • 9780195330502

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: SENTENCING; CHAPTER TWO: THE DEATH PENALTY; CHAPTER THREE: ACCESS TO COURTS; CHAPTER FOUR: ACCESS TO THE PRESS, THE OUTSIDE WORLD, AND THE MAIL; CHAPTER FIVE: CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT: SEGREGATION, RELIGION, OVERCROWDING, AND DUTY TO PROTECT; CHAPTER SIX: MEDICAL CARE; CHAPTER SEVEN: INMATE SEARCHES AND USE OF FORCE; CHAPTER SEVEN: INMATE SEARCHES AND USE OF FORCE; CHAPTER EIGHT: DUE PROCESS AND DISCIPLINE, ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION, AND TRANSFER; CHAPTER NINE: LIABILITY AND DAMAGES; CHAPTER TEN: HABEAS CORPUS AND THE PRISON LEGISLATION REFORM ACT; CHAPTER ELEVEN: PAROLE; CHAPTER TWELVE: PROBATIONshow more