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NCJ Number: 136152 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Working with Special Needs Offenders Correspondence Course: Final Test
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: The final test is presented for a 3-volume correspondence course designed to provide the basic knowledge needed by correctional officers to deal effectively with special needs of 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 final test for the course contains 75 multiple choice questions worth 1.333 points each, for a possible total of 100 points. The correctional officer must score at least 80 percent on the test to qualify for a certificate of completion and receive 40 hours of inservice training credit.
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training
Index Term(s): Mental disorders; Mentally ill inmates; Persons with physical disabilities; Special needs offenders
Note: See NCJ-136149, NCJ-136150, and NCJ-136151, for Books I, II, and III, respectively.
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