Just like a good university has an accreditation to compare with other universities, prisons have the same standards that the facility and employees must strive to achieve. This accreditation is used to publicize facilities policies, procedure, and operations. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is an organization that verifies the national standards by use of audits, reviews, hearings, and evaluations (Standards and accreditation, 2012). For institutions to raise the standard of professionalization, the training process becomes longer and harder for employees. To become a professional, the employees must have extensive training and certifications to work at different levels of the prison.
Probation Officer 1 Sherry Yonts Probation Officer Strategies to Success SLS1105-12 May 19, 2011 Probation Officer 2 Getting the education required and alternately working as a probation officer is a great challenge and with great opportunities. Meeting the requirements opens many doors to a long-term career, with a good salary, and long- term opportunities. Becoming a probation officer is a growing career to have, using your knowledge and helping your community. With the right education the salary and benefits is an open door. As time went by growing up, I noticed that the crime rate is growing up too.
There are many control measures in place in a custodial environment to ensure the safety of everyone, control measures are needed as they will receive effective responses and it makes sure there is equal treatment for all prisoners. Control is needed in a custodial care environment as people are sent there for a reason because they have wronged society, having them do whatever they want is not a punishment. An advantage of having control in the prison is that the staff will always have authority over the prisoners, which is vital as they must be able to enforce discipline. Another advantage of having control is that they can keep an account of offences that prisoners have committed, this comes in useful when reviewing the prisoner, for example
Private Security Laws Ever since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the need for private security has been increasing. New private security companies have been entering the field try to meet those growing needs. Whether it is an established company or a new company breaking into the security field, both must abide by the laws and regulations of the state they conduct business in. Not all states have laws and regulations that regulate the security industry, but many do. In these states, private security companies abide by the laws and regulations to ensure professionalism and increased standards by security personnel.
History of the Correctional Reform Introduction The correction institutions which include jails, prisons, and community correctional facilities have evolved through various phases in their history. These phases are products of their times and take place as technology and rights groups lobby for prison improvement. It should be noted that prison reform in the United States, dates back in the 18th century and was mostly organized by religious groups and other organizations like the Quaker who were against the harsh treatment that was being practiced in the Americans prison (Pollock, 1997). After getting information and knowledge from England who were against capital punishment for murder and other crimes, they sought to reform the prisons. The Pennsylvania prison society is said to be the first prison to be formed to respond to the conditions that were in oppressive and this led to walnut street jail in Philadelphia being built (Roth, 2011).
The most visible type of boot camp program known in our society is the short term paramilitary residential facility. Sometimes these types of programs have a residential stay of around 90 days in duration however; some may have longer terms of residence. During the intensive residential programming, the program is designed to instill self-discipline, responsibility, self-esteem and teamwork in offenders. This could be accomplished through imploring military-like structure to normal every day activities with the use of discipline and physical fitness training. Because these programs are operated within the justice system, their military dimensions also include therapeutic and educational programs and services such as remedial education, group counseling and life skills training.
History and Development of Corrections Stephanie Summers CJA 492 September 2, 2013 Carl Miedich History and Development of Corrections Dating back to around 200 years ago, the prison system has evolved and transformed through many avenues. This paper will address the progress the system has made beginning with early correctional facilities, the vision, purpose, supporters, environment, and punishments in the penitentiary ideal. It will also describe how the penitentiary ideal influences the two models of American prisons; The Eastern State Penitentiary and the Auburn. Lastly, it will give account to how World War II affected the correctional system. Early Correctional Institutions Dating back to the medieval times into the modern era, the typical correctional facilities was the gaol.
Problems and Effects on Prisoners After Reintegration Robert Williamson CJUS_ 200 Professor Katherine Pang There are often many problems and effects with the reintegration of prisoners into the free world. Some of the common issues and effects some prisoners face after incarceration is finding jobs, institutionalization, recidivism, and their social ability. Reintegration of prisoners is a public safety issue to some, but must be addressed because we need to find a way to resolve the effects so the people coming out can have a better life and a more positive influence. The effects can range from physical to phycological. Over the course this study we will break down the different effects and try to figure out why our nation has increased prison inmates fourfold.
This is where electronic monitoring comes into play. Used as an alternative to incarceration, electronic monitoring has become big business. The practice of electronically monitoring offenders has grown in recent years as the technology has matured and our government has become familiar with it. Electronic monitoring offers many advantages over incarceration, but we need to be aware of the limitations with the system. Criminal justice agencies use electronic monitoring to keep track of offenders who are under house arrest, in pretrial release or on parole.
The History of Lighthouses The History of Lighthouses Even though Lighthouses are rarely used, history and preservation are important for future generations because lighthouses are important in American history and are beautiful structures. Lighthouses have a long and interesting history dating back to the first one which was constructed in Alexandria, Egypt in 280 B.C. (Roberts, & Jones, 1989). This essay will discuss the history of lighthouses from the first in 280 B.C. to present day.