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JADM 430 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1
Economic Crisis (graded)
Discuss the impact of the current economic recession on correctional administration. Consideration should be given to staffing, overtime, early release, prison construction,
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Discuss the impact of the current economic recession on correctional administration. Consideration should be given to staffing, overtime, early release, prison construction, and so forth. Then formulate a plan to address spending cuts from your operating budget that require a 10% decrease in staff funding and a 20% decrease in funding for inmate services.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2
Leadership Style (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 listed under “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” found on page 43 of the text. As the new chief probation officer for your department, explain your leadership style and why you perceive this style as critical to the successful operations of the correctional facility. Then identify the common challenges to the leadership style you will use and how you deal with these challenges.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1
The Ideal Applicant (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found on page 122 of the text. Given your strategic planning efforts, what qualities will you now look for in an applicant for the position of correctional officer? How will you determine if the candidate possesses these attributes, and what steps will you take to avoid initiating practices that could be viewed as prejudicial? Finally, address the author’s questions.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2
Labor Relations (graded)
Discuss Scenario 2 found on page 165. Then identify common issues relevant to employment in which a collective bargaining agreement is in place. Identify accepted protocol for establishing policy that deals with disagreements over matters not covered by the contract agreement. Then, briefly summarize problems faced by mediators associated with disputes over matters not covered in the labor agreements. Finally, address the author’s questions.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1
Unit Management (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 197 of the text. Identify the principles of organizations that are linked to the unit management perspective, and discuss at length the pros and cons of unit management. Make sure to address the aspects of managing a correctional facility as well as the programs associated with this task that would prove difficult to administer using this approach. Then propose an alternative form of management that you feel would better serve the institution.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 232 of the text. Discuss the strategy you would impart given a supervisory relationship with an employee who has lost interest in the job they perform. Also discuss the implications of your actions on other employees under your supervision. Make sure to address the problems that could be faced when dealing with a labor force working under a collective bargaining agreement.
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JADM 430 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1
Budget Constraints (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 259 of the text. Identify and discuss the benefits and limitations of intermediate sanctions. Also identify measures by which effectiveness can be measured. In your discussion, discuss the reasons behind demands by state legislatures to do more with less and explain the feasibility of such demands. Then identify the specific costs associated with stricter budget constraints.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2
Inmate Classification (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 304 of the text. Identify the underlying reasons that support the importance of using both a subjective and an objective appraisal strategy for inmate classification. Propose measures by which the effectiveness of the current classification system can be evaluated. What types of problems might present themselves if the current criteria used to classify inmates were to change?
JADM 430 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1
Public Information Officer (graded)
Discuss Scenario 2 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 321 of the text. Discuss the actual extent to which inmate-on-inmate, inmate-on-staff, and staff-on-inmate violence occurs. Describe methods by which this problem can be handled. Also discuss the types of programs and policies that fail to handle such problems. Then explain why violent crimes by inmates and parolees continue despite all efforts to limit such events.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2
Prison Security Threat Groups (graded)
Discuss Scenario 2 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 360 of the text. Discuss the importance of assessing prison security threats. Identify the criteria commonly used to make this assessment, both at the state and federal levels, and then evaluate the success of these efforts by prison officials.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1
Model Prison Programs (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 387 of the text. Discuss the underlying nature of various successful inmate reentry programs. Identify the characteristics of two or more successful programs and other programs found to be less than successful. Analyze the commonly reported reasons as to why reentry or aftercare programs do not meet the system’s expectations. Then present your model prison program and explain why you feel this program is likely to work where others have failed.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2
Medical Services Budget (graded)
Discuss Scenario 1 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on pages 419 and 420 of the text. Discuss the aging prison inmate population and the likely costs associated with a population cohort that, on average, ages more rapidly due to prison life than does the general population. In your discussion, address the relevance of a compassionate release alternative for older inmates with health problems to cut medical care costs for the prison. In this discussion, make reference to already established programs that utilize such an approach to help decrease the cost of medical services associated with an aging prison population.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1
Mental Health Services (graded)
Discuss Scenario 2 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 454 of the text. Discuss the nature and extent of mental health disorders among prison inmates. Include in your discussion information pertaining to the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in prison inmate populations. Also include information as to the number of inmates presenting with mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders and the potential impact these problems have for prison security and inmate safety.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2
Discuss Scenario 2 found in “You’re the Correctional Administrator,” on page 477 of the text. Discuss the benefits and limitations of restorative justice programs. Identify characteristics of successful efforts at restorative justice. Discuss the criteria under which a victim and an offender would qualify for such an effort. Then identify current criminal statutes in your state pertaining to forcible felonies and make your recommendations.
JADM 430 DeVry Week 3 Assignment You Decide
You will be completing a You Decide assignment this week. Consult the You Decide tab under Week 3 for assignment instructions. You will submit your work to the Week 3 You Decide Dropbox.
The state legislature recently approved a prison expansion bill that calls for increased staffing for all levels of prison facilities within the state. The greatest allocation of funding is to go toward hiring additional correctional officers for the maximum-security prison where you are employed as a senior administrator. The promotional process is nearly completed, and you have been handed assessments on the final three candidates for the position. This was a difficult process, as there were many eligible candidates who applied. Nonetheless, the committee responsible for the preliminary interviews has narrowed the field and has now submitted its recommendations.
This promotional opportunity is in response to a state funding decision to increase staffing by 15% at your prison, a decision that mandates the hiring of 50 new correctional officers within the next budget fiscal year. As an upper level administrator responsible for the final decision on this promotional opportunity, you are tasked with the responsibility of selecting one of three final candidates for the position of first line supervisor. Under other circumstances, the decision to promote a senior correctional officer to a position of first line supervisor would require less consideration, because the new supervisor would be working with veteran officers. However, under these circumstances, the newly appointed supervisor will be as much a mentor as a supervisor to the newly hired correctional officers, many of whom will have little or no experience working with inmates in a maximum-security facility. What characteristics will you look for in the candidate of your choice? And because the warden will review your final decision, make sure to explain why each of the other two candidates was not selected.
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The state legislature recently approved a prison expansion bill that calls for increased staffing for all levels of prison facilities within the state. The greatest allocation of funding is to focus on hiring additional correctional officers for the maximum-security prison where you are employed as a senior administrator. The promotional process is nearly completed and you have been handed assessments on the final three candidates for the position. This was a difficult process as there were many eligible candidates who applied. Nonetheless, the committee responsible for the preliminary interviews has narrow the field and has now submitted their recommendations.
As an upper level administrator responsible for the final decision on a promotional opportunity that is in response to a state funding decision to increase staffing by 15% at your prison, a decision that mandates the hiring of 50 new correctional officers within the next budget fiscal year, you are tasked with the responsibility of selecting one of three final candidates for the position of first line supervisor. Under other circumstances, the decision to promote a senior correctional officer to a position of first line supervisor would require less consideration as the new supervisor would be working with veteran officers, however, under these circumstances the newly appointed supervisor will be as much a mentor as a supervisor to the newly hired correctional officers; many of whom will have little or no experience working with inmates in a maximum security facility. What characteristics will you look for in the candidate of your choice? And since the warden will review your final decision, make sure to explain why each of the other two candidates was not selected.
Wyatt Smith Applicant 1
Barbara Menendez Applicant 2
Joe Tyson Applicant 3
This paper should range from 2 to 3 pages of text plus a title and reference page if references are cited in the text of the paper. Please complete this assignment and submit your paper to the Dropbox.
YOU DECIDE Activity or Assignment
This paper should range from two to three pages of text, plus a title and reference page if references are cited in the text of the paper. Please complete this assignment and submit your paper to the Dropbox.
The student demonstrates a general understanding of the behavioral traits and psychological symptoms listed and recommends a viable treatment or intervention.
The student applies original thought to solving the business problem. He or she applies concepts from the course material correctly toward solving the business problem.
The student clearly and succinctly writes an answer using strong organization and proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Citations are in APA format.
A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
JADM 430 DeVry Course Project
Managing the Prison Environment
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The Course Project is designed to provide you with an opportunity to research a topic of interest related to some aspect of correctional administration. This project is an effort to allow you to fully explore issues related to either correctional officials or prison inmates.
This project incorporates all TCOs.
The course project is worth 320 total points and will be graded on APA formatting; quality of research topic; quality of paper information; proper use of text citations; proper grammar, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure; and the deliverable components for Weeks 1, 2, 5, and 6.
There are four components to the Course Project.
title page, topic discussion, and a list of three references
APA guidelines must be followed for all course component deliverables.
At least six authoritative, outside references are required for the annotated bibliography and the Final Paper.
All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.
The Final Paper is due in Week 6 of this course.
The Final Paper must be 8 to 10 pages of text in length, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, include a cover page, introduction or abstract, body of the report, summary or conclusion, and a works cited page.
Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic or instructor e-mail.
Course Project Deliverables
Week 1--Title page, description of Final Paper topic, and references to three outside sources. This deliverable should include a properly formatted title and reference page and one page of text describing the topic selected, your reasons for selecting this topic, and what you expect to learn from having explored this topic area.
Week 2--Annotated outline for the Final Paper. Submit a polished outline for your Final Paper. Include in your outline a brief summary, two to three sentences, of key points for each topic area.
Week 5--Annotated bibliography for the Final Paper. Your bibliography should include references to at least six outside sources. Also required is a brief, one-paragraph summary of the publication and your reasoning as to why this source is important to the topic you are investigating.
Week 6--Final Paper. Submit an 8 to 10 page paper that includes a separate title and reference page. This paper should be well organized and follow the outline submitted for Week 2 unless otherwise approved by your instructor. It should also include the list of references, but not the annotations, submitted during Week 5. The Final Paper should adhere to all APA guidelines.
Week 1--title page, topic description, and three references
This should include a properly formatted title page, a one-page topic description, and a list of three references to outside sources.
Week 2--annotated outline
This requires a properly formatted outline, a comprehensive outline that addresses key points, and a brief summary of key points for all main topics addressed.
Week 5--annotated bibliography
A properly formatted bibliography, a one-page summary of the publication selected, and substantive reasons for selecting the publication are required to receive full credit for this portion.
Week 6--Final Paper
You will need to include a title and/or reference page, an introduction or abstract, a body for the paper, and formatting to adhere to APA guidelines.
Breakdown of Different Components
properly formatted title page--10 points
one-page topic description--20 points
reference to three outside sources--10 points
Total: 40 Points
a properly formatted outline--20 points
a comprehensive outline that addresses key points--40 points
a brief summary of key points for all main topics addressed in the outline--20 points
Total: 80 Points
a properly formatted bibliography--20 points
a one-page summary of the publication--40 points
substantive reasons for selecting the publication--20 points
title and/or reference page--10 points
introduction or abstract--10 points
text or body of the paper--60 points
APA guidelines--40 points
Total: 120 Points
Identify Course Project topic.
Locate three sources of interest.
Develop a complete outline to include topics and subtopics.
Complete your literature search.
Develop a complete draft of your paper by Week 4.
Submit your Final Paper on or before the due date.
The following are best practices in preparing this paper.
Cover Page: Include whom you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.
Table of Contents: List the main ideas and sections of the paper and the pages where they are located. Illustrations should be included separately.
Introduction: Use a header on your paper. This will indicate that you are introducing the paper.
The purpose of an introduction or opening is to
introduce the subject and explain why the subject is important;
preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered; and
establish the tone of the document.
Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you will cover and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer in each assignment.)
Body of the Report: Use a header with the name of the project. An example is, "The Development of Hotel X: A World Class Resort." Proceed to break out the main ideas: State the main ideas, state the major points of each idea, and provide evidence. Show some type of division, such as separate, labeled sections; separate groups of paragraphs; or headers. Include the information you found during your research and investigation.
Summary and Conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and the major support points from the body of the report; minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the subject.
Work Cited: Use the citation format specified in the Syllabus.
Additional hints on preparing the best possible project follow.
Apply a three-step process to writing: plan, write, and complete.
Prepare an outline of the research paper before going forward.
Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of the report. Examples include graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts.
Begin the topic selection process and your literature search on Day 1.
Contact your instructor if you have any questions as to the appropriateness of your topic.
Follow APA guidelines closely.
If you are not familiar with APA guidelines, several publications are available for purchase and information is also available online, as well as in the Syllabus.
Turn in your written assignments before the deadline.
JADM 430 DeVry Midterm Exam
Question 1. Question : (TCO 1) The Supreme Court ended a policy by which decisions regarding the operations of prisons were left entirely to prison officials. This policy is known as the _____. :
Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) A theory of leadership based on the premise that different problems and events require a different style of leadership and the most effective leaders have more than one leadership style is known as the _____. :
great man theory
Question 3. Question : (TCO 2) A leadership style that involves immediate, short-run exchanges is called _____. :
Question 4. Question : (TCO 7) Promoting the agency’s vision requires all but which of the following? :
Holding a planning session or retreat
Leaders sharing information with staff involved in the process
Limiting access to the vision statement to only those most trusted employees
Developing a written draft of the vision statement
Question 5. Question : (TCO 8) Correctional officer applicants are involved in a highly competitive hiring process. This process requires compliance with which of the following rules? :
The rule of thumb
The rule of thirds
The rule of three
The rule of retention
Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) The unity of command involves all but which of the following? :
Subordinates should report to only one supervisor
Subordinates should report to their choice of supervisors
Supervisors have their choice of subordinates
Supervisors, regardless of division, have unlimited authority over all subordinates
Question 7. Question : (TCO 5) Effective delegation depends on all but which of the following? :
Selecting, defining, clarifying, and organizing the task
Selecting the right person for the job
Establishing the limits of the delegated authority
A relinquishing of all control of the project by the supervisor
Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Correctional agencies calculate expenditures for salaries, programs, and services using a cost strategy called _____. :
salary and benefit costs
value-based budget outcomes
Question 9. Question : (TCO 6) For a private firm to operate a prison facility, the company must abide by _____. :
the state’s prison propriety agreements
the state’s enabling statutes
the state’s criminal code statutes
a limited number of administrative code statutes
Question 10. Question : (TCO 7) Prison classification systems are committed to all but which of the following? :
Ensuring high-risk offenders are properly supervised
Determining housing assignments for inmates
Matching offenders to appropriate treatments and services
Ensuring the success of inmate reentry programs
Question 1. Question : (TCO 9) Classification systems are an important aspect of correctional services. This is your opportunity to discuss the process by which an objective classification system can be developed. Identify the factors you feel are important in a reliable and fair classification system, and make sure to explain why you feel these considerations will make for a reliable and valid assessment tool. Then indicate how you will convince the warden of the changes you feel are necessary in order to present a highly functioning classification process.
Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) Provide a detailed overview of both the behavioral and the participative theories of leadership. Identify two of the qualities suggested by Zenger (1985) as identified by the author of your text, and compare these qualities to at least two of the points suggested by the author as benefits of a participative leadership style. publications are available for purchase and information is also available online, as well as in the Syllabus.
Question 1. Question : (TCO 9) Classification systems are an important aspect of correctional services. This is your opportunity to discuss the process by which an objective classification system can be developed. Identify the factors you feel are important in a reliable and fair classification system, and make sure to explain why you feel these considerations will make for a reliable and valid assessment tool. Then indicate how you wi