• Explanation By understanding the issues that corrections professionals face on a daily basis, one might gain a better grasp of the reality of their jobs. • So What?
WEEK THREE 7 It is extremely important that these professionals are respected and treated with decency. The jobs that they perform are some of the most important jobs in the nation. • Body Paragraph #6-Topic Sentence #6 One has to look into each separate issue to find the proper way to address and respond to it. One of those issues is a lack of funding. • Supporting Evidence “When government starts tightening the belt, corrections is one of the first areas to feel the crunch” (Williams, 2009, pg. 6, para. 1). • Explanation A lack of funding can lead to job loss, wage freezes, and cut backs in programs for the incarcerated, as well as community resources. All of these things can lead to unsafe working conditions for corrections professionals. • So What? Funding cut backs are bound to happen in economic hardships like our current one. However, by making too many cuts to the correctional system, those employees in that profession are being put in even more harmful situations. • Body Paragraph #7-Topic Sentence #7 Another issue that faces many corrections professionals is the low rate of pay and infrequent pay increases given to many of them. • Supporting Evidence
WEEK THREE 8 There is a perception of inadequate pay for correction professions that can lead to a high turnover rate in this profession (Udechukwu, Harrington, Manyak, Segal, & Graham, 2007). • Explanation There is a high turnover rate in most fields of correctional work, and low pay, as well as infrequent pay raises, which might be the leading cause of that. • So What? It is important to realize that corrections professionals do their job for less than the average pay given to many other professionals in other fields. • Body Paragraph #8-Topic Sentence #8 Yet another issue that all corrections professionals face is a high amount of occupational stress. • Supporting Evidence “Occupational stress is a pervasive problem within all correctional jurisdictions” (Schwartz & Levitas, 2012, pg. 38, para. 3). • Explanation The stress of being a corrections professional can be more than a person can handle. The suicide rate for these professionals is much higher than many other professions. • So What?
WEEK THREE 9 Stress can cause a large number of other health related problems, including an increased risk of heart attack. • Conclusion As one can see, there are many parts to building a just society. Through the use of equality, solidarity, and human rights, criminal justice professionals are able to maintain justice through punishment. In that punishment, they must also uphold every individual’s Constitutional rights. Each professional must adhere to a strict set of ethical standards in order to execute justice in a fair manner.
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