Branham's The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections in a Nutshell, 10th

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781683283348
Primary Subject
Corrections And Sentencing
Format
Softbound
Copyright
2017
Series
Nutshells
Softbound - New, softbound print book.

Description

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.