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NCJ Number: 78599 Find in a Library
Title: International Summaries: Staff of the Treatment-Oriented Correctional Systesm: Function, Selection, Training, Continuing Education
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Editor(s): H Jung; H G Mey; H Mueller-Dietz; K P Rotthaus
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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NCJRS Publication Sales
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: West Germany has developed a correctional staff training program that combines classroom instruction, testing, and practical experience for all professional levels, with specialized training for correctional administrators.
Abstract: Regarding the selection of corrections officers, the criteria depend on the corrections officer's role, which is in transition. Candidates should have an adequate general education, learning ability, and experience in life and work outside the institutional environment. Applicants should be selected through a standardized procedure, preferably through multidisciplinary selection commissions. Basic training should include courses in social sciences and law, sports, and the use of force. Training should be provided for specialized functions. Training schools should be located near correctional institutions so theory can be linked to practice. Teaching staff should be full time and rotated every 5 years. Trainee achievements should be assessed to determine training effectiveness. The goals of continuing education are the reactivation of knowledge, the exchange of professional experience, the clarification of motivations for professional behavior, the elimination of job frustrations, the dissemination of information on conflict resolution, and the development of further qualifications. The selection, training, and continuing education for other types of correctional staff are outlined.
Main Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training
Index Term(s): Correctional in-service training; Corrections personnel selection; Germany
Note: NIJ/NCJRS international summary of "Die Mitarbeiter des Behandlungsvollzugs: Funktion, Auswahl, Ausbildung, Weiterbildung" (NCJ-60826)
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