Criminal Justice Administration: Corrections Officers Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Criminal Justice Administration: Corrections Officers
A look at the responsibilities and challanges of corrections officers.
# 114480 | 872 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 10, 2009 in Law (Administrative)

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This paper highlights the challenges that corrections officers often encounter in their jobs. The author provides a definition of the primary duty of corrections officers according to the U.S. Department of Labor and explores the job satisfaction one can derive from this position. The physical and emotional criterion for the position of a corrections officer is likewise briefly described. Additionally, the paper discusses how the financial limitations of an institution's budget can lead to understaffed prisons and very overworked officers, citing Alabama and Florida as examples.

Job Satisfaction of Corrections Officers
Job Outlook
Financial Issues
Impact of Financially-Focused Course
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the primary duty of corrections officers is to perform the often-stressful work of overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and are sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. Corrections officers are in charge of monitoring prisoner behavior, ensuring that prisoners do not engage in physical or verbal intimidation in their interactions with one another, or continue their criminal activities behind bars. Officers may also supervise inmates' visits with friends or family members."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Corrections officers. (2008). 2008 Occupational Outlook. Department of Labor Statistics 2008- 2009 Edition. Retrieved 1 Oct 2008.
  • Diel, Stan. (2008, September 25) Corrections officers at seven Alabama prisons to work 12-hour shifts. Birmingham News. Retrieved 1 Oct 2008.
  • Ray, Whitney. (3008, June 30). Police union blames budget cutbacks for correctional officer's death. Capital News Service. Retrieved 1 Oct 2008. criminal justice

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