ADJ 235 - Week 8- The Correctional Subculture - CheckPoint 1

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Running head: THE CORRECTIONAL SUBCULTURE 1 The Correctional Subculture – CheckPoint 1 Ronda White ADJ 235 University of Phoenix, Axia College January 24, 2011 Facilitator, George DeAngelis
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Running head: THE CORRECTIONAL SUBCULTURE 1
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THE CORRECTIONAL SUBCULTURE 2 The Correctional Subculture The correctional officer subcultures abide by nine typical values as a norm: always aid a fellow officer, do not lug drugs or firearms, do not rat, never make a fellow officer look bad in front of inmates, always support an officer in a dispute with an inmate, always support an officer’s sanction against officers, do not be sympathetic toward inmates, maintain officer solidarity against all outside groups, and show positive concern for fellow officers (Pollock, 2004). Duffee (1974), “The correctional officer subculture is founded on the frustrating belief that inmates on the whole deserve better treatment than officers (or others) are capable of giving under present circumstances” (NCJRS Abstract, para.1).
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