The briefs in this edition provide 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.

chapter 1|156 pages

—Prisons and Jails

chapter 2|24 pages


chapter 3|30 pages


chapter 4|90 pages

—Death Penalty

chapter 6|12 pages

—Sexual Assault Offender Laws