Briefs of Leading Cases in Corrections

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Routledge, Feb 12, 2015 - Law - 352 pages
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The sixth edition of Briefs of Leading Cases in Corrections provides accurate and concise coverage of topics of vital importance to criminal justice personnel - prison law, probation, parole, the death penalty, juvenile justice, and sentencing. Each chapter contains an introduction to the topic area, making the book more user-friendly and a better source of succinct legal information than before.

  • Briefs of cases that include capsule, facts, issue, holding, reason and case significance
  • Each chapter contains introduction to topic, for user-friendly reference

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Rolando V. del Carmen is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the Criminal Justice Center of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He was assistant dean and associate professor of a school of law in the Philippines and has held various administrative and academic positions in the United States. In addition, he has taught at various universities and has written extensively, including numerous articles on legal issues and more than ten books that include CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, CIVIL LIABILITIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, TEXAS PROBATION LAW AND PRACTICE, and POTENTIAL LIABILITIES OF PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS. A consultant to criminal justice agencies in a number of states, Dr. Del Carmen was appointed to a six-year term to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. He earned the Fellow Award (1990) and the Bruce Smith Award (1996) from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a B.A. and a bachelor of laws degree from the Philippines, a master of comparative law from Southern Methodist University, a master of laws from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctor of science of law from the University of Illinois.

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