CRJ 522 Corrections Issues and Trends

The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding Corrections Issues and Trends from criminal justice professionals working in correctional facilities. With the collected data, I will compare textbook theory with current best practices for my research project paper. Please answer the confidential questions as honestly as possible. Thank you!

Instructions: Answer each question by circling the appropriate response(s) or providing the requested information.

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* 1. Which type of facility best describes your work environment?

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* 2. Please provide information regarding your work environment:

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* 3. Please provide information regarding your correctional professional history

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* 4. Please rank the following issues based on your experience historically and within your current employment.

C = Critical Issue I = Important, but not critical P = Possible Issue N = Not an Issue

Correctional Issues:

  C = Critical Issue I = Important, but not critical P = Possible Issue N = Not an Issue
Overcrowding/High Caseload
Building design
Safety
Impact of Technology
Privatization
Standards & Accreditation

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* 5. Offender Issues: Type of Inmate/Offender:

  C = Critical Issue I = Important, but not critical P = Possible Issue N = Not an Issue
Sex offender
Youthful offender
Elderly offender
Mental Health
Physical Handicap
Violent
Female
Male
Juvenile
Race Issues
Drug Offender

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* 6. Employment Issues

  C = Critical Issue I = Important, but not critical P = Possible Issue N = Not an Issue
Training
Pay
Working Hours
Employee retention
Resources to deal with offender
Agency leadership
Suicide
Personal/family support (EAP)
Politics
Promotion opportunity

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* 7. From the critical issues listed above, what do you think are the trends for Corrections?

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