Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections

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Running head: Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections 1 Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections Phil Sumner RES/320 Foundations of Research 07:05:20 William Sunday
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Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections 2 Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections Research is becoming more and more a part of everyday life. Consumers use research to find out about various products to see if their needs would be met by purchasing them. Just as consumers use research organizations use research. Organizations use research to find out what sparks the consumers interest. Within this paper the reader will partake in an organization that has no consumer. This organization is known as the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PaDoc). Although this organization holds no specific consumers to the business market research must be conducted as often as it would be for a fortune 500 company to become successful. Like most organizations the PaDoc must conduct research to find out what works, and what doesn’t. The Doc Background The PaDoc is not like most organizations in the fact that there is no profit of currency. The only profit the PaDoc gets is keeping the public safe from convicted felons. Pennsylvania now has twenty-seven adult facilities with a total of 71,000 inmates. Out of those twenty-seven prisons two are all female prisons. Pennsylvania is known for corrections. The first established prison within the United States was formed in 1773 known as the Walnut Street Jail located in Philadelphia. In the next fifty three years Pennsylvania would build three more prisons to keep the lead in inmate population (Bartollas, 2002). With the idea of prison so new in everyone’s mind it seemed like Pennsylvania had found an answer to deter the continually rising crime rate. As time went the citizens of Pennsylvania found out that prison alone did not prevent crime from happening.
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Organizational Research within the Department of Corrections 3 Hard Time versus Rehabilitation In 1773 the inmate population within the PaDoc faced what is known as hard time. This
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course PSY/428 psy/428 taught by Professor Sunday during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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