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Correctional Leadership

You have been asked by your supervisor to present a training session on correctional leadership to the senior staff at your correctional facility. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of at least seven slides to be used in your presentation. Your presentation should include the following information:

What are the principles of good correctional leadership?
What ethical behavior is expected from a good correctional leader?
What are the principles of Machiavelli's theory on leadership and is any aspect of that theory applicable to leadership in the correctional setting?

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Correctional leaders must have integrity to effectively lead their workforce and ensure that the community is served by them. A leader without integrity would not possess the necessary leadership skills to engage in credible and valid practices to provide inmates with the necessary tools for rehabilitation.

Correctional leaders must display honest behavior that can be easily verified because the correctional leader keeps honest and credible records of their actions as well as those on the staff. If the correctional leader is not honest, the rest of the correctional staff may engage in ...

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This solution provides an optimal training session that would be given to new correctional leaders to ensure that they display ethical and good decision-making in their leadership roles.

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Describe the types of misconduct by community corrections professionals and provide some of the explanations for this misconduct.

1. Accepting gratuities for special consideration during legitimate activities and for the protection of illicit activities.
2. Mistreatment/harassment or extortion of inmates.
3. Misc. abuses
4. Arbitrary use of power
5. Abusing authority for personal gain (possible reasons for misconduct: hiring people that shouldn't work in corrections, officers being stressed and burned out, failure of leadership and lack of discipline, lack of training and lack of organizational support.)

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