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Law in a Nutshell: The Law of Sentencing and Corrections

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Edition: 9th ed., 2013
Author(s): Branham, Hamden


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This effective reference tool, Law in a Nutshell: Sentencing and Corrections, provides an overview of sentencing laws and prisoners' rights. The text discusses the current state of the law and the rights of individuals during the sentencing process; rights of incarcerated individuals; mechanics of litigating suits and the remedies available to inmates; and some of the critical constitutional questions in the areas of sentencing and correctional law that have yet to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

Features and Benefits:
Succinct summary of sentencing law and prisoners' rights;
Broad scope enhances skills in the sentencing and corrections areas;
Provides necessary tools to excel on exams.

Table of Contents includes:
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;
Prisoners' Rights: An Introduction ;
First Amendment Rights;
Right of Access to the Courts;
Prison Disciplinary Proceedings;
Classification, Transfers, and Withholding of Priviledges;
Searches, Seizures and Privacy Rights;
Due Process Claims for Personal Injuries and Property Deprivations;
Restrictions on Inmate Labor;
Cruel and Unusual Punishment;
Parole Release and Probation and Parole Revocation;
Rights Upon Release;
The Mechanics of Litigating Inmates 1983 Suits;

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Branham, Hamden
ISBN 9780314286666
Edition 9th ed., 2013
Publisher West