Comparison of and Intitial Training Costs in Jails 2008-2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there are approximately 500, 000 corrections officers (COs) in the United States. Employment has been increasing in the field 5% every year since 2008. Many of these COs are employed in Jails, which are locally operated and managed by the sheriffs. Although an essential component of the criminal justice system, COs are often not considered to hold the same rank or merit the same pay as other law enforcement person. Unfortunately, this lack of status may result in a negative moral, such as the perception of unfair treatment in terms of organizational justice. To address this issue of parity, this article looks at the attrition and training costs of jails from 2008-2013
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