Civil liability in criminal justice provides valuable advice and protection to future officers and correctional system employees introducing them to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize risks the text clearly outlines the specific precedents to which both individual staff members and entire agencies must adhere and provides court decisions in common and high liability areas. The chapter that deals specifically with civil liability under state and federal tort law discusses the types of liability actions that may be brought against criminal justice personnel arising from for example breach of duty negligence failure to protect false arrest and imprisonment and malicious prosecution section 1983 litigation which arises from allegations involving deprivations of constitutional rights by local officials is specifically addressed including its historical . Civil liability in criminal justice is unique in its combination of applicable case law and related liability research while still providing an overview of current case law in high liability areas this new edition revised to include up to date united states supreme court cases including liability trends on the use of force arrest related deaths custodial suicides in detention qualified immunity and the outcomes of the department of justice and the application of section 14141 . Civil liability in criminal justice fourth edition aims to provide a better understanding of the civil liability process in response to the increasing number lawsuits filed against criminal justice agencies and personnel the nature of civil litigation requires students and practitioners to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process the book examines trends in police civil lawsuits liability principles and civil liability under both state and federal tort
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