Cultural Conflict in Corrections: A Review
This article was published in the December 2015 American Jail magazine and covers a review of history of culture and how there needs to be improvement from the 1950/60 thinking. It addresses the 1967 Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice which was a direct result of the riots and incidents involving police brutality in the 50/60's. Because the work force and inmate population are more diverse than ever the recommendation if to build bridges of understanding and cooportation to provide a more positive influence for workplace environment. Those who responded to our survey all agree that both the individuals and correction organizations need to examine their beliefs in order to develop direction and actions to bring what the 1967 Presidents Commission tried to instill many years ago.
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