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The Changing Career of the Correctional Officer : Policy Implications for the 21st Century - Don A. Josi

The Changing Career of the Correctional Officer

Policy Implications for the 21st Century

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780750699624
Number Of Pages: 192

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The late 1990s mark a turning point for correctional systems in the United States. For some time, there has been an intensive effort by corrections to gain the confidence of the public. With increased urbanization, more timely electronic news media reports, and renewed emphasis on human rights, corrections has more and more become the target of a wide variety of attacks. To combat this backlash, correctional agencies have devised a plan that has worked very well for law enforcement, a plan best summed up by a single word: professionalization. This movement has been led by an articulate and tactful group of correctional officials who have stressed a new ideology of the correctional officer occupation.
The Changing Career of the Correctional Officer is a comprehensive, timely, and issue-oriented perspective on this ever-developing field. It articulates the principles upon which correctional practices have evolved with time. Students will find this book of value to discussion and thought regarding the nature of the corrections profession. Administrators, management personnel, and line/staff supervisors seeking information about career development options will find this text useful in focusing and placing their careers in perspective and in providing guidance for professional development.


Focus on 'a career in flux'
Substantial discussion for students
Valuable information for practitioners

The content is on the mark and timely. The approach which the author has taken is extremely informitive and provides much needed and current information for the students who have chosen corrections for their profession.

The Changing Role of the Correctional Officer
Personnel Issues
Recruitment and Selection
Pre- and In-Service Training
Post-Secondary Education
Career Path Development
Management and Organizational Issues
Civil Liability
Changing Trends - Special Populations
Organizational-Related Role Conflicts
Technological Change
Future Concerns
Recommendations and Conclusions
Model Program Proposal #1: Correctional Peace Officer Certificate Program
Model Program Proposal #2: Educational Assistance Program
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ISBN: 9780750699624
ISBN-10: 0750699620
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 1998
Publisher: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.09  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3