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Criminal Procedure

ABA standards for criminal justice : treatment of prisoners

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by American bar Association. Criminal Justice Standards Committee.. American Bar Association. 3rd edition. 2011.
391 pages. Updated by new edition.

The American Bar Association has been crafting its Standards for Criminal Justice since the 1960s. You can read a nice overview of the effort at http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/criminal_justice_magazine/makingofstandards_marcus.authcheckdam.pdf [PDF]. In each of the Standards volumes, the “Black Letter” standard is presented followed by an historical note and commentary. The Treatment of Prisoners Standards seeks to "shape the fair and humane development of the law and operation of the criminal justice system.

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