Strategies for Living and Working in Corrections
Forthcoming July 2023
Some occupations will eat you up and spit you out if you let them. Corrections is one of those occupations. Every day, corrections staff—both sworn and non-sworn—enter a building or report to an agency where many of the clientele work to subvert their authority, manipulate them, and make demands. This stress takes a toll on correctional workers' physical and mental health, affecting their quality of life. When stress is not effectively managed it can result in illness, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And then there is the human toll, including staff being manipulated by offenders, arguments and negativity at home, strained relations with co-workers, separation, divorce, and often substance abuse.
Stress in corrections must be managed, both physically and mentally. This book, written by a corrections veteran and instructor, explores the problem of stress in corrections and what the corrections professional can do to protect themselves and mitigate stress. This book can be a valuable tool in a profession dealing with many problems, including overcrowding, offender violence, the mentally disordered offender, short staffing, overtime, and shift work. It can help the corrections professional survive in a very demanding field. It is written plainly and discusses what can be done in a commonsense fashion.
Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.