Law Enforcement Deviance1

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Professional Ethical 1 Professional Ethical Standards Amy Millisock Axia College of University of Phoenix
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major responsibilities that are required. When going to be a corrections officer, most of the institutions require a GED or a high school diploma (City of Yakima, 2005). One must be a least twenty-one years of age, have no felony convictions, and a U.S citizen. When going for this type of job the institutions are looking for applicants with post-secondary education. Those would be like psychology, police science, criminology, and criminal justice. This job requires making sure people are capable of taking on inmates. Excellent health, eyesight, hearing, and physical fitness are required. A background check and drug testing is mandatory for any type of law job. In this job those people put their lives on the line. The other jobs that put their lives on the line would be; social workers, security, and police officers. When working as a corrections officer, they oversee inmates that have been arrested, convicted, and awaiting trials. Even though that is what people think corrections officers do it go far beyond that. They must make sure no fights break out and all the inmates are in the best hands (Arizona Department of Corrections, 2010). A corrections officer can either work indoors or outdoors. This just depends on the officers duties. When working inside it will be very noisy, hot, and overcrowded. Duties such as checking cells and other areas for unsanitary conditions, weapons, drugs, fire hazards, and any evidence of infractions of rules are part of a normal day on the job. The officers also must inspect security measures, such as locks, window bars, and gates for any signs of tampering. They also inspect mail for contraband, and they allow entrance for, possibly search, and accompany visitors who are seeing inmates (Minnesota’s Career, Education, and Job Resource). Even the most senior officers will perform any and all of these tasks. Officers are also responsible for escorting inmates to and from cells, recreation, visiting, and dining areas. Corrections officers also aid in the rehabilitation, and not simply the incarceration, of inmates by arranging daily schedules that
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2010 for the course ADJ 235 235 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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