Correctional Treatment Facility Research Paper by mwildman

Correctional Treatment Facility
Analyzes a correctional treatment facility as a social structure.
# 45175 | 4,032 words | 12 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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Social systems theory attempts to explain how humans interact with their environment. Under social systems theory, holistic patterns are searched for to help explain cause and effect at the micro and macro levels. Social systems theory is a part of systems thinking. Systems thinking is a conceptual framework for seeing interrelationships rather than mere things. This paper analyzes a social structure, a correctional treatment facility that employs the bureaucratic structure system, and argues that systems thinking would be the ideal model for efficiency in outcomes and treatment for the clients. The paper includes illustrations and diagrams.

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Defining Social Systems
History of Wisconsin Corrections
History of the Wisconsin Resource Center
Model of the Wisconsin Resource Center

From the Paper:

"Social systems can be defined as any level of interaction that may be direct, face-to-face personal interaction of two people, or the indirect, enormously interlinked, impersonal interaction of a society (Loomis, 1960). In social systems, analysis begins with the individual and continues outward with the interaction of two or more people interacting with their environment."

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