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Correctional Officers in America

The Emergence of a New Profession

Genres: Prisons
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773457178
ISBN-13: 9780773457171
Barcode No: 9780773457171
This study examines the social science research which describes the occupational environment of correctional officers to de-mystify what it is like to work behind prison walls. Abandoning common popular misconceptions of "prison guards," the authors analyze who correctional officers are, how they are trained, and the common problems that they share while maintaining security in America's prisons. This study examines the role of prisons in society today, how that role has changed over time, and how correctional officers have been required to change as well.

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"... fills a gap in the literature, as it thoroughly covers the issues and concerns regarding correctional officers..." - Professor Betsy A. Witt, Tarleton State University"