Week 1 discussion
Economic Crisis (graded)
Discuss the impact of the current economic
recession on correctional administration. Consideration should be given to
staffing, overtime, early release, prison construction, and so forth. Then
formulate a plan to address spending cuts from your operating budget that
require a 10% decrease in staff funding and a 20% decrease in funding for
Leadership Style (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 listed under “You’re the
Correctional Administrator,” found on page 43 of the text. As the new chief
probation officer for your department, explain your leadership style and why
you perceive this style as critical to the successful operations of the
correctional facility. Then identify the common challenges to the leadership
style you will use and how you deal with these challenges.
Week 2 discussion
The Ideal Applicant (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found on page 122 of the text.
Given your strategic planning efforts, what qualities will you now look for in
an applicant for the position of correctional officer? How will you determine
if the candidate possesses these attributes, and what steps will you take to
avoid initiating practices that could be viewed as prejudicial? Finally,
address the author’s questions.
Labor Relations (graded)
Discuss Scenario 2 found on page 165. Then
identify common issues relevant to employment in which a collective bargaining
agreement is in place. Identify accepted protocol for establishing policy that
deals with disagreements over matters not covered by the contract agreement.
Then, briefly summarize problems faced by mediators associated with disputes
over matters not covered in the labor agreements. Finally, address the author’s