Correctional orientations of prison staff
Abbreviated Journal Title
correctional officers; ideologies; rehabilitation; EDUCATIONAL-ATTAINMENT; TREATMENT PROGRAMS; JOB-SATISFACTION; OFFICERS; ATTITUDES; GUARDS; GENDER; RACE; IDEOLOGY; INMATES; Criminology & Penology
Beliefs about the purpose and goals of incarceration are important determinants of how policy makers and practitioners perceive correctional operations. Drawing on survey data from 554 corrections staff persons in Kentucky, this research explores perceptions of important and primary goals for incarceration and factors influencing the endorsement of 5 correctional ideologies (rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation, specific deterrence, and general deterrence). Results show that all five ideologies are perceived as somewhat important, with rehabilitation receiving the strongest support. Demographic influences include female staff being more supportive of rehabilitation, administrators and program staff being most supportive of rehabilitation, and security staff providing the strongest support for retribution.
"Correctional orientations of prison staff" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1053.