The Legal Rights of the Convicted, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-832-0 / Paperback
Dimensions: 6 x 9 / xii, 282 pages
"Ideal for undergraduate classes and courses." -- Rolando V. del Carmen, Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
â€œWhat a remarkable contribution! The book touches all of the major considerations in correctional law, illuminates why those considerations are important, and is eminently readable.â€ -- Brandon K. Applegate, Professor, University of South Carolina
â€œComprehensive, current, and balanceâ€¦. incisive and impressive.â€ -- Alida V. Merlo, Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
â€œI know of no other book that develops the area of correctional law with either the depth or the breadth of this book. A person who wants to find out about the law on corrections--issues, history, impactâ€”need go no further than this one volume.â€
-- Todd R. Clear, Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
â€œAn important and much needed bookâ€¦. a comprehensive yet understandable text on a very important subject that affects millions of our citizens. Everyone involved in the correctional system should have a copy.â€
-- Edward Latessa, Professor and Director, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
â€œThe authors have masterfully discussed the balance between individual due process and the institutional obligation to manage a safe and secure facility. They focus on both the legal rights of convicted offenders (court access, religious expression, correspondence, etc.) as well as clarifying when officers can engage in justifiable searches, uses of force, and protect themselves against civil liability. The chapters on legal issues for offender supervision in the community, and special issues pertaining to sex offenders are especially pertinent. Discussion questions and references in each chapter are student-oriented and help with learning the material. This book is a useful resource for students and a â€œmust haveâ€ for every correctional administrator in America."
-- Leanne Fiftal Alarid, Associate Professor, University of Texas-San Antonio
The second edition offers an updated discussion of relevant and current case law. New topics, including juvenile life without parole (LWOP), habeas corpus for enemy combatants, and transgendered inmates were addressed. New sections on DNA collection and testing, Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and deportation of legal residents were included in the updated edition. More significant court cases and their summaries were also added to the end of the book.