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Staff perceptions of inmate characteristics

Stuart Nicholas Adams

Staff perceptions of inmate characteristics

implications for correctional progress.

by Stuart Nicholas Adams

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Published in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Youth Center, Lorton, Va.,
  • Prisoners -- District of Columbia,
  • Prisons -- District of Columbia -- Officials and employees

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesStaff conceptions of inmate characteristics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6105 A33
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[20 leaves]
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17358827M

    tasks and answered questions regarding demographic characteristics, educational background, and reading practices. The interview findings were synthesized into a report focusing on inmates' literacy skills, experiences before and during improvement, recidivism, and literacy practices and self-perception. Among the study's major findings were.   Don't Play the Game: Avoiding Manipulation By Inmates By Keith Martin, Assistant Editor: Published: 02/11/ At any time, in any correctional facility, any staff member can be a target for manipulation at the hands of inmates. Often, because of the strict limits offenders are under, they will use the skills they honed on the outside to try.

    He then added, “The increased awareness of inmate suicide, coupled with the threat of liability, is also reflected in national correctional standards that now recommend comprehensive suicide prevention programming, better training of jail staff, and more in-depth inquiry of suicide risk factors during the intake process.”. prisoners. He suggested that staff influence on inmates varied directly with staff manifestations of characteristics such as sincerity and similarity to the inmate's interests, the same characteristics that make a person likeable in non-prison human relationships. He also concluded that educational and social class differences between inmates.

    Often, inmates direct their attention to the healthcare staff, as healthcare staff are stereotypically sympathetic and wanting to be a helpful. Unfortunately, this makes them an easy mark for the finely honed deception skills of these charismatic inmates. Before they realize what is happening, staff may be in so deep that they see no way out. Perception of aggression and frequency of incidents. Perception of aggression was measured with the Perception of Aggression Scale (POAS), a item instrument that uses a 5-point Likert scale, from 1, strongly disagree, to 5, strongly agree) (33,34) to assess staff perceptions of aggressive behavior. Previous factor analysis revealed a two.


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Exmates appeared to share similar feelings about correctional officers and inmate-staff relations. Mean scores on the eight questions regarding perceptions of correctional staff did not often vary significantly based on most of the selected sociodemographic and criminal history characteristics, such as education level, socioeconomic status, and criminal by: Although inmates and staff ranked most sanctions similarly, the staff ratings were higher for three and six months in jail and lower for one and five years probation.

The two groups also differed on the difficulty of complying with individual probation conditions: staff judged most probation conditions as harder for offenders to comply with Cited by: characteristics of an inmate may determine his or her perceptions of prison conditions, also environmental factors like the prison regime and the day-to-day treatment of prison staff may be.

Vulnerability of Older and Chronically Ill Inmates. Of concern to correctional nurses are factors such as the “particular risk of medical neglect given the complexities associated with chronic health conditions and aging” (Kerbs & Jolley,p.

).Also, inmate patients often have difficulty separating the therapeutic roles from the security roles of health care workers (Feron, Cited by: An Examination of Correctional Officers’ Perceptions of Staff–Inmate Boundary Violations and Willingness to Follow Institutional Rules within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Independent variables were grouped into four groups (demographic variables, supervisory support, job characteristics, and attitudes toward inmates) and were entered into the model in blocks.

Lower supervisory support and perceptions of the job being dangerous were associated with higher levels of job stress. The study examines 40 institutions and correctional officers to investigate theoretical, institutional, and individual predictors of correctional officer perceptions of inmate fear.

Results show the predictors of fear differ between males and females and also demonstrate the importance of fear facilitators, individual characteristics, and. inmates to follow institutional rules and regulations (Camp et Staff perceptions of inmate characteristics book, ), prison misconduct comprises behavior that ranges from disobeying orders and possessing contraband (e.g., alcohol, drugs, etc.) to assaulting staff and other inmates.

Offenders typically receive sanctions for rule infractions, including increased. inmates, and the remainder housed males exclusively or primarily. Saylor (), in an early conceptual paper, described the topics surveyed by the PSCS. As noted there, the PSCS queries information about staff perceptions of the work environment at BOP prisons, the quality of life for inmates at the respective.

Inmate perceptions of female officers can be positive or negative dependent upon the interaction. If inmates are held accountable with the expectation of having appropriate and respectful interactions with the females who are guarding them, there will be a higher potential for cohesiveness among inmates and officers.

Those staff members most directly involved in managing the inmate population. The distinctive personal characteristics of correctional officers, including behavioral, emotional, and social traits.

Inmate's perceptions that certain COs have valuable skills. News wires white papers and books; Characteristics and Rights of Inmates.

Characteristics and Rights of Inmates. gale. views more. Furthermore, the number of prison staff providing education has decreased, from % in to % of the total staff in TABLE Jail inmates by type of offense,Most serious.

Conversely, the deprivation model posited that the conditions of prison itself explained inmate misconduct even when controlling for inmate characteristics. Structural factors that were found to influence inmate behavior included the security-level of the facility (Cooley, ), crowding (Gaes, ), and management style and competency of.

Identify factors in selection of a staff victim of inmate deception and manipulation, to include: a) new employees, b) overly trusting or naive, c) overly familiar, d) not confident, e) complacent. personality characteristics of victim, c) the possible time involved, d) the location and physical layout of the area where the deception and/or.

The prevention planning standards cover a variety of topics designed to aid in the prevention of sexual abuse in confinement.

These topics include zero tolerance, the PREA coordinator, contracting with other entities for confinement, supervision and monitoring, juveniles and youthful inmates or detainees, limits to cross-gender viewing and searches, inmates, detainees, and.

The prevalence rate for inmate-on-inmate sexual assault was two times higher for inmates in female facilities than male facilities (39 per 1, vs. 16 per 1, with 95% CI 28–50 vs. 13–19), and the comparable staff-on-inmate rate is times higher (53 per 1, vs. 34 per 1, with 95% CI 41–68 vs. 30–38). Thus, these results suggest that high levels of social support from supervisory staff decreased the perception of work stress.

Finally, those participants reporting "bad" health, had a increase in work stress compared with those in good health, controlling for all other variables (p. This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process.

Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are 5/5(1).

Victimization of an inmate by a staff member was operationalized as sexual, physical and/or verbal victimization of the inmate by correctional officers or other staff members.

Of the correspondence percent included reports of inmates victimized by staff; percent of correspondence reported victimization by another inmate. INTRODUCTION. The term prison violence is used to refer to violence at the aggregate level (prison riots or other collective disturbances) and at the individual level (inmate-on-inmate and inmate-on-staff violence).

1 Both forms of violence are more characteristic of prisons for men relative to those for women, although inmate-on-inmate violence clearly exists among female inmates.

33, articles and books. Periodicals Literature. Table 1 shows staff characteristics of the employees included in this analysis for the full sample of respondents and when separated by job category.

were asked two questions about the importance of studying staff attitudes concerning inmate rehabilitation and about perceptions of.Similarly, as the inmate population crept higher, industry within the prisons grew more robust, requiring more staff to oversee the production of various goods.

While the hiring requirements for prison guards changed little until the s, protocols within the prison grew stricter, allowing guards increased control over the growing number of.Inmate social groups and culture. The societies and cultures within prisons frequently have been of interest to sociologists; one early study, published innoted the significance of prison community and the structure of the inmates' author, F.E.

Haynes, found that the male inmates tended to form hierarchical social groups based on perceived characteristics and .