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Livingstone, Owen, and Macdonald on Prison Law 5th ed isbn 9780199688432

Prison Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199211012
New Edition ISBN: 9780199688432
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199258996
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Prison Law is the leading text in its field. It offers comprehensive coverage of the substantive law, the Prison Rules, and the remedies available to prisoners, including complaints procedures, civil claims, judicial review, and claims under the Human Rights Act. Both domestic and international avenues of redress are explained in detail. The book covers all aspects of prison life, from categorization and allocation to living conditions, access to the outside world, transfer and repatriation, discipline, and the procedures governing the release of fixed term prisoners and those serving life sentences.

The new edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of relevant decisions under the Human Rights Act and at the European Court of Human Rights. The changes to the life sentence regime and the prison disciplinary system, implemented since publication of the previous edition, have been fully addressed, and a new chapter on children and young people in detention focuses on the unique legal challenges presented by this class of prisoner.

Critical analysis is combined with practical guidance to make Prison Law immensely useful to practitioners, academics, and anyone with a professional interest in crime and punishment.

  • Offers unique breadth and depth of coverage of the laws relating to prisoners in a single, portable volume I
  • ncludes extensive appendices, such as the full text of the revised Prison Rules 1999 and other key documents
  • Gives clear, authoritative guidance on the large body of case law generated by prison law since the previous edition
  • Deals comprehensively with the fundamental reforms to the regime for life sentenced prisoners and to general prison discipline
  • Includes a new chapter on children and young people in prison

Criminal Law, Prison Law
1. The Legal Framework and Administrative Structure of the Prison System
2. Avenues of Redress: Domestic Law
3. Avenues of Redress: International Law
4. Security Categorization and Allocation
5. Living Conditions in Prison
6. Healthcare in Prisons
7. Access to the Outside World and Maintenance of Family Contacts
8. Inter-prison Transfers and the Repatriation of Prisoners from Abroad
9. Prison Discipline
10. Maintaining Good Order and Discipline
11. Women Prisoners
12. Children and Young People
13. Release from Prison: Fixed Term Prisoners
14. The Life Sentence
15. Detention Under the Immigration Act
16. Conclusions: Prisons and the Law ;