ERIC Number: ED095260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Operations: Programmed Instruction, Book 3. Jail Climate.
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 third book of the course deals with jail climate and the power of the jail officer to establish and control it through the manner in which he speaks to prisoners, treats them in his daily encounters, and the way he performs his duties. (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 2705-00008, $0.95)
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.