ERIC Number: ED029100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Offenders as a Correctional Manpower Resource. Report of a Seminar (Washington, D.C., March 7-8, 1968).
Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.
The use of the offender and ex-offender as manpower resources in corrections is a practice about which there is little agreement but an enormous amount of concern. Self-help programs such as Alcoholic s Anonymous and Synanon have attracted wide attraction. The concept of using a product of the problem to help others with the same problem is not new, but it has been applied only to a limited degree in the rehabilitation of the public offender. To allow a full expression of views on this topic, the papers given at this meeting examine the promise and problems of such a program for the offender himself, for the correctional system and for society. Presentations include: "Offender Participation in the Correctional Process: General Theoretical Issues" by LaMar T. Empey; "Sources of Resistance to the Use of Offenders and Ex-Offenders in the Correctional Process" by Donald R. Cressey; and "Vital Components of a Model Program Using the Offender in the Administration of Justice" by J. Douglas Grant. (CH)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Conference Reports, Correctional Institutions, Human Services, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Models, Pilot Projects, Political Issues, Prisoners, Program Development, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Social Problems
Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, 1522 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($1.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.