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NCJ Number: 150302 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Mid-Management Skills: Correspondence Course
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 285
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course is designed for the middle manager who works with adult or juvenile offenders in correctional institutions, jails, probation and parole and other agencies.
Abstract: The first section of the course, effective management, stresses styles of management, improving group performance, power, latent and manifest goals, and decisionmaking. The second half focuses on critical decisionmaking; it covers problemsolving, stakeholders, problem definition, program evaluation, and action planning. The third book contains worksheets which are divided into an in-basket exercise (in which the student is asked to respond to a series of memos as executive assistant to the correctional commissioner) and a problemsolving exercise.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections decisionmaking; Corrections education; Correspondence courses
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