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Criminal Justice

The Job of Corrections

The career of being a corrections officer is far from easy. Correctional officers face peril each day, just by attending work. There can be many negative aspects within their job function. Not only do they have to face hazard each day, but are also responsible for building relationships with inmates, co-workers, and superiors.

Correctional officers are responsible for the safety and supervision and security of inmates within a correctional facility (What is the Working Environment of a Corrections Officer?, 2013). As well as being responsible for the individuals, correctional officers are also responsible for caring for the facility. They prevent disturbances, assaults, and escapes while supervising the activities of the inmates.