ERIC Number: ED095259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Operations: Programmed Instruction, Book 2. Jail Operations.
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 second book of the course familiarizes the officer with the reasons for following the established procedures and may enable him to suggest improvements in existing systems to the jail administrator. The book illustrates three essential goals of the jail which the procedures have been developed to meet: (1) protection of the safety of jail personnel, (2) safekeeping and welfare of prisoners, and (3) protection of society by prevention of escapes. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Course Content, Decision Making Skills, 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 2705-00007, $2.10)
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.