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NCJ Number: 147936 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NEW APPROACHES TO STAFF SAFETY
Author(s): R L Thornton; J H Shireman
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Contract Number: 92C04GHP8
Sale Source: National Institute of Corrections
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph describes correctional staff safety training subjects and provides resources that have proven effective in specific training areas.
Abstract: The monograph is based on written requests to 55 community corrections agencies for information on current and innovative safety training programs. It identifies the following areas as key in developing a correctional officer safety program: use of force continuum, crisis prevention, physical fitness, soft body armor, arrest, search and seizure, firearms, canine use, offender transport, communications equipment, critical incidents, self-defense, oleoresin capsicum, identification apparel, legal issues, handcuffing, contraband management, urban versus rural issues, and electronic monitoring. A discussion of each of the preceding areas is provided that identifies issues to consider in establishing or evaluating a training program, training resources, and salient training issues. The monograph emphasizes legal issues in safety training, the importance of dynamic versus static training, a total approach to correctional staff safety, training program evaluation, and training program development in response to specific agency needs. 59 references and 2 illustrations
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional officer training; Correctional Personnel Training; Occupational safety and health
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