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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 1: Discussion Topics

Topic 1:  Correctional Officer Jobs and Personality Types

Choose one job assignment role and describe how this role would look based on two different personality types. For example, if you choose “yard officer” you could describe how a yard officer with a dictator personality would behave and how a yard officer with a friend personality would behave.

Topic 2: Bases of Power

Do a search about a corrections officer being arrested. Choose an incident and briefly explain the officer(s) involved, identify the staff role of the officer(s) involved, and describe the bases of power that are either obvious or not obvious in the crime. You may be creative with your response if the article is not very descriptive. The key is to be able to identify the staff role and be able to elaborate on the bases of power that could be related to the crime.

Below are suggested keywords to try on the SEARCH page of this guide and in any of the suggested databases below.

  • correctional officer jobs personality types
  • corrections officer arrest
  • probation officer arrest
  • warden arrest
  • parole officer arrest

Suggested Library Databases

Finding Articles in News Publications

Find the latest headlines or search newspapers archives for information by using the databases listed below.