xxvi, 525 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
9780314286666 (paperback) 0314286667 (paperback)
This book is a reference tool that covers a range of sentencing-related topics. It is designed to provide a general overview of the law and policy of sentencing and corrections, as well as the constitutional rights that prisoners have while they are incarerated, and remedies that are available to inmates whose constitutional rights have been violated. The book also looks towards the future of law and policy, discussing some key proposals for making the nation's sentencing and corrections systems more cost-effective, equitable, and just. This book tracks the format of the textbook of the same title written by the author. -- From preface.
Formatted Contents Note
The Law and Policy of Sentencing. Introduction to sentencing Guilty pleas and plea bargaining The sentencing process Sentencing statutes and guidelines Community-based sanctions The death penalty Cruel and unusual punishment and noncapital cases Parole release and probation and parole revocation Enmeshed penalties and collateral consequences. The Law and Policy of Corrections. Prisoners' rights: an introduction First amendment rights Right of access to the courts Prison disciplinary proceedings Transfers, classification, and prison programming Searches, seizures, and privacy rights Due-process claims for personal injuries and property deprivations Cruel and unusual punishment . Prisoners' Rights Litigation The mechanics of litigating inmates' Section 1983 suits Remedies.