Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Administrative Work in Institutional Corrections

Administrative Work in Institutional Corrections

Administrative work in institutional corrections
Kelly CheesemanDial

Editor's Introduction: Professor Cheeseman Dial held an administrative position that put her in charge of a state prison system research program examining staff morale, professionalism, communication, and offender climate. The purpose of the program was to gather information to be used to improve the prison environment for employees and prisoners. To gain the trust, faith, and participation of employees and prisoners, Cheeseman Dial employed human resource management, Total Quality Management (TQM), and leadership strategies grounded in the literature. While she encountered several difficulties in implementing the program, her experiences led her to believe that using these strategies helped her improve correctional work environments and to conclude that employee-centered management styles lead to a happier, healthier, ...

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