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Brenda V. Smith

  • Breaking the Code of Silence: Correction Officers' Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct

    Critical issues related to staff sexual misconduct with offenders are discussed.

  • Cross-gender Searches: A Case Law Survey

    “Inmates and detainees retain a limited privacy right when detained in correctional settings, particularly in the context of cross-gender searches.

  • Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey

    “Under certain circumstances correctional officers and their supervisors can be subject to civil liability for sexual abuse of inmates and detainee

  • Anti-Fraternization Policies and their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody

    “Many custodial facilities have implemented anti-fraternization policies that regulate contact between staff and inmates.

  • Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings

    “This publication provides an introduction to mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help corrections officials respond to sexual abuse i

  • The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections

    Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you.

  • Cross Gender Supervision and Legal Liability [Webinar]

    "This webinar focuses on the legal liability of agencies and staff when engaging in cross gender supervision and searches of people in custody." To

  • Ending Silence: Demanding Safety from Sexual Assault Graphic Novel Series

    This is an excellent "series of graphic novels for adult inmates in custodial settings.

  • Sam Survives [Graphic Novel]

    This publication is an excellent graphic novel for male youthful inmates, those under 18 years of age, which provides them vital information about

  • Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition

    "In the first edition of this guide, we aimed to reach out to correctional agencies in order to help them identify, address, and respond to abuse o

  • Transgender Persons In Custody: The Legal Landscape

    Do you and your agency have questions about the management of transgender persons in custody?