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NCJ Number: 156466 Find in a Library
Title: Staff Management in Correctional Institutions: "Control Model" and "Employee Investment Model" Outcomes in Five Jail Settings, Part I
Journal: American Jails  Volume:9  Issue:2  Dated:(May/June 1995)  Pages:35-38,39-43
Author(s): M K Stohr; N P Lovrich; B A Menke; L L Zupan
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Five direct supervision jails were studied to test whether facilities with characteristics related to an employee investment model rather than a control model for corrections management experience the positive personnel outcomes claimed by DiIulio for prisons operated in the control manner.
Abstract: Study sites containing middle-sized, urban-area facilities of at least 1 year of operation were selected to ensure that generalizations made about podular direct supervision jails were applicable across a wide range of geographic settings. At least two researchers visited each jail in 1989 and 1990 to interview the child administrator and other personnel, tour the facility, speak with inmates and staff, and develop a general impression of the ambiance of each jail. The research analyzed outcome measures such as job enrichment, job satisfaction, and workplace stress. Results provided support for the belief increasingly shared among corrections managers that correctional institutions are not well served by continuing to adhere to control- oriented personnel management practices. Instead, findings indicated that investment in personnel is beneficial to the jail organization. Table, footnotes, and 44 references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Direct supervision jails; Jail management; Supervisory training
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