Correctional Subculture

Correctional Subculture - professionalism. While others...

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Correctional Subculture Correctional Subculture Ronda L. Brewer ADJ/235 July 18, 2011 George DeAngelis
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Correctional Subculture The correctional subculture has various ethical questions pertaining to a correction officer and his duties. When an officer makes the decision to reprimand or write a disciplinary report, he is playing a role in the Criminal Justice System. A disciplinary committee also has a dilemma because he or she must decide on what punishment should accrue towards the offender. This may be a temporary loss of privileges, or he may have his sentence increased. A correctional officer in uniform is an authority figure, which implies reasonable and rational control over the incarcerated. Moreover, he has the full range of coercive control over inmates; excessive force, loss of liberty, and his power may be defiant; taught through his subculture (other correctional officers). Many correctional officers have (deontological) exceptional knowledge and practice
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Unformatted text preview: professionalism. While others tend to use (teleological) coercive, control against offenders gain a advantage. A correctional officer must engage in ethical behavior. He must act professional; show respect for the incarcerated; be consistent; maintain integrity and honesty; and act impartial. The subculture of a correctional officer has similar aspects of police subculture. However, cover-ups and wrongdoing is apparent in both. A correctional officer will travel to administer aid for another officer. Again, as police officers, correctional officers will not cooperate in an investigation if it pertains to a fellow officer (blue code). One would not embarrass another in front of an offender because this may jeopardize an officers effectiveness. A fellow officer does not indulge in a white hat. This pertains to showing emotions towards an inmate or his family....
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