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2012
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Inside NIC: A Discussion with Community Services Division Chief Jim Cosby
By Ledbetter, Donna. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
"In 2011, Jim Cosby joined the National Institute of Corrections as the division chief of the newly formed Community Services Division. The division encompasses the work formerly assigned to NIC’s divisions for Transition/Offender Workforce Development and Community Corrections as well as new initiatives addressing the management issues of various inmate populations and continued reentry programming. Donna Ledbetter, writer/editor for NIC, interviews Cosby for an exclusive Corrections.com interv... Read More
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2012
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The Failure of Correctional Counseling and Reentry
By Downen, Daniel Patrick. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The need for effective correctional counseling for offenders who are reentering communities and ways to achieve this are explained. Sections of this article are: retooling our core; intensive case management; professional development; the vocational path; taking it to the streets—not just within the institution; and the final design.... Read More
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3 pages
2012
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Statistics on Women Offenders
By Sipes, Leonard A., Jr.. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
Statistics related to female offenders are provided and organized according to: state and federal prisoners; prison, jail, and community supervision; previous years; HIV; mental health; physical or sexual abuse; physical or sexual violence; women offenders and children; drug use; family violence; and returning home (reentry).... Read More
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2010
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Thinking Errors Defined
By Barnhart, Tracey E.. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The common criminal thinking errors are clarified in order to enable you to better recognize the behaviors of the offenders you work with. These thinking errors are anger, assuming, avoiding the hot iron of the past, blaming, confusion, excuses, fact stacking, fronting, grandiosity or maximizing, minimizing, helplessness, hopovers (changing the subject), hot shot or cockiness, the “I can’t” attitude, “It’s mine” or entitlement, justifying, keeping score, lack of empathy, “Let’s fight” or splitti... Read More
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8 pages
2010
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Four (4) Types of Correctional Violence
By Barnhart, Tracey E.. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The types of violence an offender exhibits and strategies for scaling down the conflict are described. The following four types of violence are covered—fear, fury, tantrum, and extortion.... Read More
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5 p.
2010
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Thinking Errors Defined
By Barnhart, Tracy. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
These definitions of criminal thinking errors will assist the reader in determining where inmates are coming from. Errors covered are: anger; assuming; avoiding the hot iron; blaming; confusion; excuses; fact stacking; fronting; grandiosity or maximizing; minimizing; helplessness; hopovers; hot shot or cockiness; I can’t attitude; it’s mine or entitlement; justifying; keeping score; lack of empathy; let’s fight or splitting; lying; making fools of; Mr. Goodguy; my way or no way; pet me; powerpla... Read More
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8 p.
2010
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Deviance and Corruption
By Barnhart, Tracy. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
This article would make an excellent addition to any course about correctional professionalism and ethics. Topics covered include: the myth of the rotten apple; gratuity; perjury; brutality; profanity; sex on duty or duty-related; sleeping on duty; drinking and abusing drugs on or off duty; misuse of confidential information; corrections code of ethics; a vision of ethical operation; and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.... Read More
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6 p.
2010
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Gang Clothing
By Barnhart, Tracy. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The unique contribution of this article is its list of sports team apparel/logos and associated gangs. In addition, the general clothing and styles worn by gangs are described.... Read More
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3 p.
2010
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Verbalization De-escalation Grid
By Barnhart, Tracy. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
This concise explanation of how to verbally de-escalate a potentially violent encounter is conveniently laid out in a four-level process that provides appropriate words and actions to use. The reader can easily utilize the advice of the author for getting non-violent compliance from an aggressive offender.... Read More
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3 p.
2010
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The Twenty Minute Trainer: Laugh a Lot, Live a Lot
By Cornelius, Gary F.. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The strength of this article is its explanation of what role humor plays in a correctional setting and what is appropriate and in good taste.... Read More
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3 p.
2010
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The Many Roles of Programmers: The Corrections Grid
By Bouchard, Joe. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
An individual interested in a career in prison librarianship should read this article. It describes the essential role that a correctional programmer, be they teacher, librarian, social worker, or other professional plays; how their vocation involves both corrections expertise in theory and practice and specialty expertise in theory and practice. While the “corrections grid” can be applied to anyone providing correctional programming, the job of a prison librarian is used to explain how the gri... Read More
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