The Law And Policy Of Sentencing And Corrections In A Nutshell

Author: Lynn Branham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683283348
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An excellent reference tool, this book explores a range of sentencing-related topics, including the principal purposes of criminal sentences, restorative justice, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, rights during sentencing proceedings, sentencing factors, different ways to structure sentencing systems, community-based sentencing options, the death penalty, Eighth Amendment constraints on sentences in noncapital cases, parole release, probation and parole revocation, and enmeshed penalties (often called the "collateral consequences" of a conviction). The latter half of the book contains a helpful and illuminating overview of the constitutional rights of prisoners, the mechanics of litigating incarcerated persons' � 1983 suits, and the remedies available to them.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506306489
Size: 10.32 MB
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This contemporary, comprehensive, case-driven textbook from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today’s students. Organized around the challenge of striking a balance between rights and liberties, Criminal Procedure, Third Edition emphasizes diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced. Built-in learning aids, including You Decide scenarios, Legal Equations, and Criminal Procedure in the News features, engage students and help them master key concepts. Fully updated throughout, the Third Edition includes today’s most recent legal developments and decisions.

Cases And Materials On The Law And Policy Of Sentencing And Corrections

Author: Lynn S. Branham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 32.34 MB
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This leading casebook covers both sentencing and correctional law and policy. The cases, statutes, sentencing guidelines, professional standards, articles, statistics, and questions will catalyze debates on such controversial subjects as the sanctioning of drug offenders, the "enmeshed penalties" (collateral consequences) that attend a conviction, and prisoners' constitutional rights. New coverage of seminal Supreme Court cases, ABA Standards on the "Treatment of Prisoners," proposals for "restorative sentences" and sentencing advocacy from a holistic-defense perspective confirm the value of this resource on very core, and complex, areas of the law.

The Law

Author: Buckner F. Melton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604136340
Size: 36.57 MB
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Outlines the development of criminal law, its enforcement, and the judicial system, including information on history, legal precedents, and the interaction of local and federal laws.

Justice Crime And Ethics

Author: Michael C. Braswell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315455838
Size: 17.71 MB
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Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. This ninth edition continues to deliver a broad scope of topics, focusing on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The book’s robust coverage encompasses contentious issues such as capital punishment, prison corruption, and the use of deception in police interrogation. The ninth edition includes new material on juvenile justice, corporate crime, and prosecutorial misconduct. The “Policy and Ethics” feature and new “Ethical Dilemma” feature added to most chapters illuminate the ethics of institutions as well as individuals. Students of criminal justice, as well as instructors and professionals in the field, continue to rely on this thorough, dependable resource on ethical decision making in the criminal justice system.

Sentencing In International Criminal Law

Author: Silvia D'Ascoli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316441
Size: 10.74 MB
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This book deals with sentencing in international criminal law, focusing on the approach of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR). In contrast to sentencing in domestic jurisdictions, and in spite of its growing importance, sentencing law is a part of international criminal law that is still 'under construction' and is unregulated in many aspects. International sentencing law and practice is not yet defined by exact norms and principles and as yet there is no body of international principles concerning the determination of sentence, notwithstanding the huge volume of sentencing research and the extensive modern debate about sentencing principles. Moreover international judges receive very little guidance in sentencing matters: this contributes to inconsistencies and may increase the risk that similar cases will be sentenced in different ways. One purpose of this book is to investigate and evaluate the process of international sentencing, especially as interpreted by the ICTY and the ICTR, and to suggest a more comprehensive and coherent system of guiding principles, which will foster the development of a law of sentencing for international criminal justice. The book discusses the law and jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals, and also presents an empirical analysis of influential factors and other data from ICTY and ICTR sentencing practice, thus offering quantitative support for the doctrinal analysis. This publication is one of the first to be entirely devoted to the process of sentencing in international criminal justice. The book will thus be of great interest to practitioners, academics and students of the subject.

The Graybar Hotel

Author: Curtis Dawkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501162292
Size: 67.37 MB
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In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence. In Curtis Dawkins’s first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium, and desperation of long-term incarceration—he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face. In “A Human Number,” a man spends his days collect-calling strangers just to hear the sounds of the outside world. In “573543,” an inmate recalls his descent into addiction as his prison softball team gears up for an annual tournament against another unit. In “Leche Quemada,” an inmate is released and finds freedom more complex and baffling then he expected. Dawkins’s stories are funny and sad, filled with unforgettable detail—the barter system based on calligraphy-ink tattoos, handmade cards, and cigarettes; a single dandelion smuggled in from the rec yard; candy made from powdered milk, water, sugar, and hot sauce. His characters are nuanced and sympathetic, despite their obvious flaws. The Graybar Hotel tells moving, human stories about men enduring impossible circumstances. Dawkins takes readers beyond the cells into characters’ pasts and memories and desires, into the unusual bonds that form during incarceration and the strained relationships with family members on the outside. He’s an extraordinary writer with a knack for metaphor, and this is a powerful compilation of stories that gives voice to the experience of perhaps the most overlooked members of our society.

Introduction To Criminal Justice

Author: Lawrence F. Travis III
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522303
Size: 70.75 MB
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This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process—outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts, and corrections.

Rethinking Juvenile Justice

Author: Elizabeth S Scott
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043367
Size: 21.26 MB
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What should we do with teenagers who commit crimes? In this book, two leading scholars in law and adolescent development argue that juvenile justice should be grounded in the best available psychological science, which shows that adolescence is a distinctive state of cognitive and emotional development. Although adolescents are not children, they are also not fully responsible adults.