Dr. Stephen Walters is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana. His prior research has appeared in numerous criminal justice journals.2006 0-7734-5717-8
Examines the social science research which describes the occupational environment of correctional officers. Abandoning common popular misconceptions of “prison guards”, the authors analyze who correctional officers are, how they are trained, and the common problems that they share while maintaining security in America’s prisons.