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Title: Change, Challenge, and Choices: Women's Role in Modern Corrections
Editor(s): J B Morton
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-54-3
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: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication was developed by the American Correctional Association to address several areas of need that have evolved with the expanded role of women in correctional employment.
Abstract: Since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was extended in 1972 to cover government employees, correctional agencies have made considerable progress in integrating women into nontraditional jobs. This has not been without controversy, however, and the book identifies some of the most critical issues that have emerged as relevant to the successful integration of women in the workplace. It incorporates information that administrators and managers should find useful in successfully building and managing an increasingly heterogeneous work force. Management pitfalls, legal issues, and training needs relevant to system improvement are addressed. In dealing with the role of women in correctional employment, the book specifically looks at reasons for employing women, female correctional officers, pregnancy and correctional employment, and sexual harassment. Consideration is also given to work in a nontraditional environment, success management, the employment of black women in corrections, and women's changing roles in corrections. It is pointed out that women in corrections have been strong advocates for better services and programs for both juvenile and female offenders. As employment opportunities for women have broadened over the past several years, many women are building their careers in areas dealing with male offenders or the correctional system in general. Recommendations for system improvement, employee enrichment, and future study are included. References, tables, and photographs
Main Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Female correctional guards
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Correctional staff management; Sex discrimination
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