Civil Liability In Criminal Justice

Author: Darrell L. Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351062646
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The increasing litigation against criminal justice practitioners in the United States poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel. Law enforcement and corrections professionals need to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process to ensure that they are performing their duties within the limits of the law.?Civil Liability in Criminal Justice, 7th?Edition, provides valuable information and recommendations to current and future officers and correctional system employees, introducing them to civil liability and federal law, as well as recommending strategies that can be taken to minimize risks. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice?is unique in its combination of applicable case law and related liability research, while still providing an overview of current case law in high-liability areas. This new edition, revised to include?up-to-date United States Supreme Court cases, including liability trends on the use of force, arrest-related deaths, custodial suicides in detention, qualified immunity, and the outcomes of the Department of Justice and the application of Section 14141, additional context for liability issues, and extended coverage of collective bargaining and public perception, is a valuable resource for enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance. The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice programs as well as for in-service and academy training. Ross offers an engaging, accessible introduction to this aspect of the US criminal justice system.

Civil Liability In Criminal Justice

Author: Darrell L. Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437755100
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This handbook addresses the problems confronting criminal justice practitioners and their agencies due to the increased number of civil liability lawsuits. It introduces the reader to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize risks. Due to increasing civil litigation against criminal justice agencies, students and practitioners not only need a working knowledge of criminal law but a firm grasp on the civil law process. Hundreds of cases are referenced throughout the text.

Civil Liability In Criminal Justice

Author: H. E. Barrineau
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ISBN: 9780870840951
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The number of lawsuits alleging misconduct on the part of criminal justice practitioners has increased in recent years, and the rise in the number of civil liability suits has profound implications for individual practitioners and their employing agencies. Criminal justice practitioners will undoubtedly continue to be sued due to the nature of their jobs. Law enforcement personnel place individuals in custody and often use force, sometimes deadly force, in performing their duties. Jail and correctional personnel impose limits on an individual's freedom of movement, and probation and parole officers also exercise considerable control over client lives. Although most criminal justice practitioners have a vague understanding that they can be sued, few have real knowledge of their potential civil liability. Civil liability is complex and varies according to jurisdiction, and developments in Federal law have greatly expanded the scope of civil liability. Local governments can now be held liable for the conduct of police officers and jail personnel. In addition, sheriffs, police chiefs, and mid- level supervisors can be held personally liable for the conduct of their subordinates. The author discusses civil liability in terms of differences between civil and criminal law and defines types of civil or tort actions that can be taken against criminal justice practitioners. The author also considers specific cases brought against criminal justice practitioners, administrators, supervisors, and agencies. Viable defenses available to criminal justice practitioners and agencies are described, as well as provisions of U.S. Code Section 1983 under which most lawsuits are brought in Federal court.

Civil Liability Issues In Corrections

Author: Darrell Lee Ross
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594600838
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Annually, prisoners file more than 25,000 lawsuits against correctional personnel over a wide range of confinement issues. This book has been designed to keep personnel and students abreast of such litigation by addressing the varying topics, legal principles, and standards that have been developed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It provides an analysis of the civil liability issues that surface from confining detainees in jails and prisoners in adult institutions. Discussion of the trends in prisoner litigation over the past forty years is presented, combined with a legal analysis of the evolution of prisoners rights and an examination of the impact of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Ross also provides an assessment of the Federal Court system and a discussion of how Section 1983 lawsuits are litigated.Civil Liability Issues in Corrections reviews over 100 U.S. Supreme Court decisions and provides an assessment of numerous lower courts decisions. Emerging themes are the use of force, cross-gender supervision, deaths in custody, medical/psychiatric care, and employee litigation against correctional managers; the book integrates case analysis and prior liability research in these correction content areas. Also included are an examination of line level officer and administrative liability responsibilities; a discussion on how to build a defense to future litigation; and a look at policy, training, and supervisory concerns.

Private Security And The Law 5th Edition

Author: Charles P. Nemeth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351731157
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Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. The book begins with a historical background of the security industry, laws and regulations that walks step-by-step through the analysis of the development of case law over the years as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. In addition, chapters examine the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. Updated coverage new to this edition includes developments in statutory authority, changes to state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. Key features include: Up to date case law analysis provides cutting edge legal treatment of evolving standards Complicated material is presented in a straight-forward, readable style perfect for the student or security professional Includes over 200 tables and figures that illustrate concepts and present critical comparative data on statutes and regulations National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the U.S. Numerous case studies, case readings, and case examples provide real-world examples of security law and litigation in practice Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a valuable reference for professionals and an introduction for students in security management and criminal justice programs regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

Critical Issues In Police Civil Liability

Author: Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609192
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Building on the strength of previous editions, the fourth edition presents a well-conceived, clearly stated analysis of complex issues confronting law enforcement officers and administrators. Law enforcement duties sometimes place police officers in vulnerable positions regarding their legal obligations and expose them to charges of misconduct. Civil liability is an extremely expensive proposition for police officers, law enforcement agencies, governments, andultimatelytaxpayers. Although substantial resources are often expended by the justice system to resolve liability cases, there are benefits to citizens. When the government assumes the responsibility to provide service or to protect the public, people injured by inadequate performance of those responsibilities deserve compensation; innocent parties who suffer injury should have an avenue for redress. The potential for litigation has been an impetus for better training and more responsible practices. Another excellent resource on the topic, Kappelers edited volume of Supreme Court cases, Police Civil Liability, Second Edition, allows students to understand firsthand the legal reasoning behind Court decisions dealing with these same issues.

A Civil Action

Author: Jonathan Harr
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030780478X
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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback edition.