Learning Objectives

  1. To gain a sense of the scope of the kinds of jobs and roles included in the corrections workforce.
  2. To be able to discuss how prisoners and staff alike must deal with some of the same kinds of pressures generated by the custody environment.
  3. To grasp some of the important differences between working in custody situations and working in community corrections.
  4. To become familiar with the demands of community corrections work from a surveillance perspective and from a rehabilitation perspective.
  5. To gain insight into the career paths, training, and requirements for employment that are typical in the corrections field.
  6. To understand the nature of the pressures on leadership to recruit and maintain a skilled and high-performing workforce while fulfilling the agency mission and maintaining safety.
  7. To be able to discuss other stresses faced by correctional workers, such as gender or racial bias.