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Corrections Today Magazine, Volume72, Issue 5, October 2010

NCJ Number
Susan L. Clayton M.S.
Date Published
October 2010
112 pages
This issue contains eight primary articles topics dealing with careers in the field of corrections.
This issue includes eight primary articles: 1) Rebranding Corrections for Today's Work Force. This article discusses the need for the field of corrections to improve its image in order to ensure that the field can handle a new generation of workers. 2) Addressing Gender Issues Among Staff in Community Corrections. This article discusses the need for addressing the needs of female correctional workers. 3) Corrections in the Classroom: A Recruiting Tool. This article provides ideas for corrections officials to recruit college graduates for a career in corrections. 4) Learning Cohorts: Today's Career Pathway. This article examines the Arizona Department of Correction's learning cohort approach for use in preparing its next generation of leaders. 5) Newcomer Offers Insight on Careers in Corrections. This article contains a first-person perspective on becoming a detention officer. 6) Central American Countries Benefit From New Mexico's Correctional Training Academy. This article examines the prison gang management program instituted by the New Mexico Corrections Department. 7) Fit to Lead: Physical Fitness as a Core Component of Leadership. This article examines the importance of physical fitness as a core component for identifying and developing correctional leaders. 8) High-Tech Recruiting Strategies Pay Off in Corrections. This article examines various high-tech strategies useful for recruiting correctional officers. This issue also contains a recap of the 140th Congress of Corrections and other information from various departments of the American Correctional Association.