ERIC Number: ED072179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-10
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The Professional Development of Correctional Personnel. An Action Research Report on Planned Change in the Military Justice System.
Harris, Philip R.
This action research by a management psychologist utilized insights and methodology from the behavioral science to promote planned, positive change in the Navy's criminal justice system. Specifically, the present phase of this ongoing investigation focused upon Marines assigned to five correctional facilities in North Carolina and Southern California. A 10-member team of behavioral science consultants tested two pilot 48-hour courses with 111 subjects at Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton. In 1972, two more sessions having 12 4-hour learning modules were tested, as well as 11 learning modules for an administrators' course. Pre-and post-testing of attitudinal modification with four evaluation instruments utilized analysis of variance by Osgood's semantic differential technique. The statistically insignificant results indicate that assessment of learning experiences should focus on the measurement of behavioral consequences rather than the subjects' value changes. Suggestions are given for extending research, inservice education, and pilot projects in the areas of military justice. A wide range of tables presents the data. (AG)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Vocational Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Development, Career Development, Correctional Rehabilitation, Human Relations Programs, Institutes (Training Programs), Labor Force Development, Military Training, Organizational Change, Participant Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Professional Personnel, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, Systems Development, Tables (Data)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Management and Organization Development, Inc., La Jolla, CA.