Learning Objectives

  • Compare what makes work a profession as opposed to just a job
  • Describe the effect of growth in staff and clients or inmates
  • Explain the importance of education and training in the correctional field
  • Describe how and why demographic factors affect corrections
  • Identify what correctional roles are
  • Describe the influence of subculture and socialization on correctional officers
  • Discuss why correctional staff might abuse power and experience stress and burnout