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NCJ Number: 170372 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Personnel Training Centre
Corporate Author: Vankeinhoidon Koulutskeskus
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Vankeinhoidon Koulutskeskus
FIN-01301 Vantaa, Finland
Sale Source: Vankeinhoidon Koulutskeskus
Vernissakatu 2A/P.O. Box 41
FIN-01301 Vantaa,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: The Prison Personnel Training Center in Finland is described in terms of its philosophy, programs, and role as the only Finnish institution that provides training for professional correctional personnel.
Abstract: The training is based on the principles of inmate treatment based on inmate needs. Correctional personnel must be 18 years old and have either a senior secondary school diploma or a vocational examination. A basic examination qualifies individuals for prison work. Introductory training provides basic information about Finnish criminal law, criminal policy, the prison service, and prisoners and discusses the civil servant's responsibilities. Special training is designed to qualify personnel of other government agencies to become correctional personnel. The prison service examination qualifies students for supervisory and senior positions. Each year the training center publishes 5-10 textbooks that focus on the treatment of prisoners from the prisoners' and workers' perspectives. A library supports research, training, and planning in the correctional system. Tables and photographs
Main Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Finland
Note: US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics International Crime Statistics Program
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