Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

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