ERIC Number: ED095258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Operations: Programmed Instruction, Book 1. Correctional History and Philosophy.
Blumer, Alice Howard
The programed course was written to help jail officers assume the demands of jail work and emphasizes that, in addition to routine tasks, officers must be fully prepared to serve an important function for society as well-trained, responsible professionals. Much of the officer's job will depend on his ability to make decisions and to avoid the mistakes and disproven beliefs of the past. The course material includes discussions of mistakes which other men and women have made on the job; this anecdotal background material was supplied by Federal Jail Inspectors. The first book of the course illustrates the vital role the jail officer plays in society's attempt to control crime through an examination of the way corrections has developed from inhumane and ineffective punishment to enlightened corrections. This background material provides insights and understandings which must precede competent performance of the officer's duties. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Course Content, Decision Making Skills, History, Instructional Materials, Job Training, Occupational Information, Officer Personnel, Professional Training, Programed Instructional Materials
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 2705-00006, $0.90)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Prisons (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.