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Supervision in the Criminal Justice Field
An exploration of the problems and challenges facing supervisors in the criminal justice system.
# 153527 | 2,311 words | 22 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 09, 2013 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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The paper explores supervision in the criminal justice system, an integral aspect of the inmate rehabilitation process. The paper focuses on the problems facing supervisors as well as the challenges that are unique to criminal justice organizations. The paper address the issues involved in general supervision, management, personnel evaluation, motivation, inmate mentoring and staff training.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Mentoring Inmates
Problems and Challenges Facing a Criminal Justice Organization

From the Paper:

"A lot of focus has been placed on the criminal justice system at present, both at the state and community level. The main reason is the fear of crime and what there is to do about it. The other reason is the growth of the criminal justice system which take a greater portion of the states' budgets. These factors have prompted state officials and criminal justice judges to fully comprehend how the criminal justice system functions.
"A lot of people are currently on probation supervision in the United States of America. A small number of them have committed an abomination or minor violations, and the greater percentage are on acquittal for felonies they committed. Many countries now use or are presently preferring private companies to administer minor offenders. About 10 states employ private companies to aid in probation supervision (Reynolds, 2000; Sparrow, 2001).
Despite the opposition to this approach by state probation framework, state financial plans have been unable to maintain the expansive number of people on probation and individuals sentenced to community supervision.
"The rise in number of offenders on probation has brought about a situation in which each supervising officer takes charge of several offenders. This means supervisors divide their time as per the number of allocated offenders, hence reducing the effectiveness of supervision.
Private companies try to minimize the general number of offenders by focusing on the
care of criminal offenders."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Berry, P. E., & Anderson, R. (2001). An evaluation of a private alternative probation and counseling program:Predicting program outcomes from client characteristics. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 26, 121-130.
  • Brimhall,J(2011).A SQL Experiment-Mentoring
  • Brown, M; Ross, S. (2010). Mentoring, Social Capital and Desistance: A Study of Women Released from Prison Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology (Australian Academic Press), Apr2010, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p31-50
  • Courtright, K. E. (1995). A rational examination of the policy issues surrounding the privatization of probation and parole supervision. Perspectives, Winter, 14-20.

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