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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 1 Assignment

Staffing Jobs in a Correctional Facility

The unit 1 assignment requires you to create a PowerPoint presentation and identify different staffing jobs in a correctional facility in your home state. Focus on the following:

  • Job titles
  • Job description
  • Educational requirements
  • Working conditions
  • Factors related to job satisfaction
    • Personality
    • Education
    • Gender
    • Age and number of years in the position

The correctional facility could be an adult male or female facility or a juvenile detention center. You could also look at a federal facility housed in your state. You should use a minimum of three valid academic resources.

Use the resources on this page to help you respond to the points of your presentation.

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

  • correctional facility staffing
  • corrections staff
  • corrections officers or prison guards
  • prison OR jail staffing
  • juvenile detention facilities
  • corrections staff job satisfaction
  • correctional facilities working conditions
  • correctional facilities work environment

Suggested Library Databases

Finding Journal Articles and other Publications

To search for reputable journal articles, search ProQuest Criminal Justice, a subset of ProQuest Central that focuses just on the law enforcement-related journals provided by ProQuest. This helps focus your research and cuts out publication types unlikely to have good info on this topic like newspapers.

Finding Articles in Reference Sources - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 

Looking for a great database to begin your research? Credo Reference and Gale eBooks provides simple topic overviews.

Below is a search example in Credo Reference:

Credo corrections search