ERIC Number: ED032407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Corrections 1968: A Climate for Change.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
To explore how individuals in the corrections fields perceive their work, the functioning of their agencies, and the effectiveness of the various correctional fields, a national sample of 1,870 correctional workers in institutions and in probation and parole agencies were interviewed. Some findings were: (1) A majority saw the total system as "somewhat effective", (2) The police received a positive rating from almost 70 percent, (3) Over half felt that the courts have been "generally fair", but there was a strong minority opinion of too much leniency, (4) There was fairly general agreement on the low level of correctional accomplishments, (5) With variations within different correctional settings, rehabilitation was considered the most emphasized of four goals and was overwhelmingly considered the desired primary goal, (6) A generally low level of formal training in corrections and criminology was indicated, and (7) Job satisfaction was high. Suggestions for improvement included increased use of probation and parole, more community oriented Programs, and better training of staff. A summary of this report is available as VT 008 855; VT 008 850 is a companion piece. (JK)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Background, Employee Attitudes, Individual Characteristics, Inservice Education, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Program Evaluation
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
Sponsor: Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.