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NCJ Number: 90087 Find in a Library
Title: Correction Officer
Editor(s): H Hammer
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 257
Sponsoring Agency: Arco Publishing Co
New York, NY 10003
Sale Source: Arco Publishing Co
219 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This self-study guide to help persons prepare for corrections officer application exams provides sample practice examinations, information on duties and job knowledge, and exam practice and preparation.
Abstract: The manual is intended to help the student (1) gain familiarity with correctional officer examinations; (2) improve general test-taking skill; (3) improve skill in analyzing and answering questions involving reasoning, judgment, and comparison, and evaluation; and (4) improve speed and skill in reading and understanding what is read. Five sample practice examinations and a final practice examination are provided, using questions from actual correction officer tests. In the section on duties and job knowledge, the duties of the corrections officer are outlined, and a glossary of drug terms is provided. Also included are general judgment and reasoning questions, judgment in law enforcement decisionmaking, judgment problems for the corrections officer, and probation and correction terminology. Laws, terms, and procedures in police work are also discussed. In the concluding section, guidance is provided on increasing reading speed and understanding, and reading tests are provided in the subject areas of State correction law and State penal law. Attention is also given to developing the skills of report writing, coding ability, following instructions from tables and charts, observation, and arithmetic computations.
Index Term(s): Correctional Officers; Self instructional materials; Testing and measurement
Note: Arco self-tutor for high test scores
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