Learning Objectives

  • Explain the relevance Packer’s (1997) two models of criminal justice have for prisoners’ rights
  • Identify the different legal periods in terms of prisoners’ rights
  • Identify issues and cases involving the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Analyze the pros and cons of civil commitment for sex offenders
  • Explain how and why prisoners’ petitions have been curtailed
  • Explain the rights of probationers and parolees during the revocation process