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Measuring Community Corrections' Officials Perceptions of Goals, Strategies, and Workload From a Systems Perspective: Differences Between Directors and Nondirectors

NCJ Number
Prison Journal Volume: 3 Issue: 92 Dated: September 2012 Pages: 388-410
Matthew DeMichele; Brian K. Payne
Date Published
September 2012
23 pages
This article discusses community corrections.
The criminal justice system has experienced changes related to correctional population growth over the past 30 years. This article applies general systems theory to assess differences between directors' and nondirectors' perceptions of community corrections goals of supervision, importance of officer tasks, and the time required to complete such tasks. Policy implications are drawn from the results of a Web-based survey of the American Probation and Parole Association. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.