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NCJ Number: 136149 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Working with Special Needs Offenders Correspondence Course: Book I, Perspectives, Principles, and the Law
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929-310-67-5
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course is designed to provide the basic knowledge needed by correctional officers to deal effectively with special needs inmates who have a variety of medical, physical, mental, and psychological disabilities.
Abstract: The self-instructional format of the course allows correctional officers to study during their free time and work at their own pace. The course recognizes that the effective management of special needs offenders requires correctional officers to be aware of the most common types of inmate disabilities. Topics covered in the course include what to expect, how to monitor special needs offenders, when to call for help, and why special requirements may be imposed on correctional officers in managing such inmates. The first book of the course covers special needs offenders, legal rights of special needs inmates, and inmate lawsuits. The specific focus is on definitions applied to inmates with various kinds of disabilities, inmate management principles, the protection of legal rights within the framework of responsible correctional management, principles of daily inmate management, and types of civil lawsuits that may be filed by special needs offenders.
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training; Special needs offenders
Index Term(s): Mental disorders; Mentally ill inmates; Persons with physical disabilities; Prisoner's rights
Note: See NCJ-136150 and NCJ-136151 for Books II and III, respectively, and NCJ-136152 for the final test.
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