The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections in a Nutshell

Author: Branham, Lynn S.
Edition: 10th
Copyright Date: 2017
  • Publication Date: February 10th, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781683283348
  • Subject: Corrections and Sentencing
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • 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.