Book review by H.E. Barrineau III
This 108 page book provides a minimalist and simplistic, but quite broad overview of § 1983 litigation. It is aimed at criminal justice employees who are likely to be sued. The book is liberally spiced with relevant case citations, but rather lacking in detailed case law analysis. This book could be an invaluable tool to the novice litigator. It provides a useful road map of case citations to help a novice navigate through the case law relevant to various types of §1983 actions. The book lacks information on civil procedure and provides no examples of how to draft briefs or motions. For the beginner, though, the book could be used as an effective learning tool. Cost is $16.95. Both Prison Violence in America and Civil Liability are available from the Anderson Publishing Company, P.O. Box 1576, Cincinnati OH 45201-1576.
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