Legal Aspects of Corrections Management

Author: Clair A. Cripe,Michael G. Pearlman,Daryl Kosiak

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449639402

Category: Law

Page: 616

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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.
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American Prisons and Jails: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends [2 volumes]

Author: Vidisha Barua Worley,Robert M. Worley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695011

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further
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Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory

Author: Christopher Newport University Peter M Carlson, Ph.D.,Peter M. Carlson,Judith Simon Garrett, Ph.D.

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449653065

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of the best-selling textbook Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory covers all aspects of prison administration, from organizational structure and management accountability to food service, personnel corruption, and the impact of technology on penal institutions. Authored by over sixty leading experts in the field, the text provides students with a unique balance of practice and theory, and includes suggested readings, learning objectives, and discussion questions to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the material. The third edition includes all-new pedagogical features, instructor resources, and new chapters on current topics, such as women offenders, the world of a corrections officer, hiring and retention of staff, institution pre-release programs, and restorative justice. The most comprehensive and accessible prison administration textbook available, Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory, Third Edition is essential reading for students in correctional administration courses.
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The Meaning and Nature of Punishment

Author: David Shichor

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610212

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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There are conflicting theories and opinions about the laws, rules, and customs that regulate everyday life and about how to deal with those who violate accepted standards. Formal punishment of individuals as an organized reaction to lawbreaking prompts serious debates concerning justice versus utility, universality versus particularity, and consensus versus conflict. The problematic nature of punishment has been a major philosophical and practical concern in Western societies for centuries. Who has the right to punish? How should society punish? How much punishment is just? Punishment involves agencies and representatives of government depriving people of their liberty. It is a means of social control intended to cause a measure of "suffering" to those who violate the law and harm others. Punishing a member of society raises serious moral and ethical concerns; it also raises questions about social issues such as equality and discrimination. Punishment is a component of the criminal justice system commonly taken for granted. Most individuals have an opinion about punishment based on their general view of what is right and what is wrong. There are, however, invisible aspects of punishment that affect not only those who break the law and those directly affected by the incarceration of the lawbreaker but also the society that decides what type of punishment is meted out. The theoretical arguments and justifications for punishment reveal the values of society concerning justice, human rights, social equality, and relations between the state and its citizens.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Dictionary of Toxicology

Author: Ernest Hodgson,Michael Roe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124202411

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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Dictionary of Toxicology, Third Edition presents a compendium of definitions of all current toxicological terminology. This authoritative reference illustrates and describes words, concepts, acronyms and symbols for both the toxicological theory and applied risk assessment, as well as providing guidance on the correct selection of problematic, similar and frequently-misused terms. Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in toxicology, and with each entry peer reviewed, Dictionary of Toxicology, Third Edition is an essential reference for all scientific, medical and legal professionals who work with or encounter the toxicological effects of contaminants on biological systems. New to this edition: an update on every entry and the inclusion of all terminology and concepts relating to molecular toxicology, nanotoxicology and computational toxicology. Presents peer-reviewed definitions on the most up-to-date toxicological terms and concepts. New edition includes definitions within the fields of molecular toxicology, nanotoxicology, computational toxicology and risk assessment.
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