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    Types of Misconduct in correctional facilities

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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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    http://www.corrections.com/tracy_barnhart/?p=282

    http://prisonsys.blogspot.com/2010/04/correctional-officer.html

    1. Accepting gratuities for special consideration during legitimate activities and for the protection of illicit activities.

    The primary reason that correctional officers engage in illegal and corrupt actions is predicated upon a lack of basic values such as integrity, honesty, and ethics. Any organization that possesses the power and control over others in regard to their lives must staff employees who are capable of maintaining their personal values, which also must be in alignment with the organizational and professional values of their profession and correction facility. Therefore, when higher-ranking correction officials engage in illicit activities for personal gain such as knowingly allowing contractual indiscretions that undermine the public's interest while personally benefitting these correctional ...

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