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Title: Have Community Supervision Officers Changed Their Attitudes Toward Their Work?
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:233-246
Author(s): P M Harris; T R Clear; S C Baird
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 83-IJ-CX-0005
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Studies of probation and parole officers' attitudes conducted in the 1960s and 1970s indicated respondents' preference for assistance over authority as the most important goal of community supervision.
Abstract: The present research compares results obtained from the 1970s and 1980s applications of the Authority/Assistance Questionnaire and the Correctional Policy Inventory. The findings point not only to increased concern for authority but also to the diminished meaningfulness of the assistance objective. The authors suggest that a new emphasis on surveillance, in which delivery on service is largely a means for monitoring client risk, has "crowded" the rehabilitative ideal. 4 tables, 25 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Probation officer attitudes
Index Term(s): Corrections standards
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