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Civil Liability for Use of Distraction Devices Part 1 [and] Part 2

Distraction devices (such as flashbangs) are especially useful when "correctional personnel are dealing with unruly prisoners or detainees who must be brought under control or extracted from their cells in a safe and controlled manner … Such devices must be properly used by adequately trained personnel, skilled in both legal aspects and practical tactical considerations surrounding their intelligent deployment.

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

This publication introduces mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help in responding to sexual abuse in custodial settings.

Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey

Collection of case law summaries relating to sexual abuse in custody.

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

To combat the problems that sexual and familial relationships between inmates and correctional workers can raise correctional authorities have created and implemented anti-fraternization policies to regulate relations between correctional staff and inmates.

Cross-gender Searches: A Case Law Survey

This document provides an overview of cross-gender search cases in both state and federal courts, focusing on what types of conduct most often result in individual and supervisory liability.

Jails and the Constitution: An Overview

This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results of major court decisions"

Psychopaths: Their Nature and Impact on Corrections [Videoconference held August 5, 1998]

This 3-hour interactive videoconference addresses both adult and juvenile psychopaths who are incarcerated or under community supervision.

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