ERIC Number: ED095262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Operations: Programmed Instruction, Book 5. Discipline.
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 fifth book of the course helps the jail officer to understand what is meant by discipline and what must be involved in his decision to use discipline in controlling a prisoner. It is designed to help the officer: (1) recognize what situations require disciplinary action, and (2) choose the correct disciplinary action when needed. The book is not a discussion of punishment, which involves negative actions, but focuses on positive factors of discipline: teaching self control, setting standards of proper behavior, and correcting improper behavior consistently and fairly. (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 2705-00010, $0.85)
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.