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The 2016 Standards Supplement updates ACA's adult and juvenile standards manuals with every addition, deletion, revision and/or interpretation approved by the ACA Standards Committee and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections through August 2015. Changes from past supplements are incorporated. Includes guidelines for institution security levels, classification, and the control and use of hazardous substances, as well as technical guidance for health care outcome measures and ... Details
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This authorized biography of the fourth director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons describes the leadership traits that enabled Norman A. Carlson to direct the agency in an exemplary fashion during a time of great change and growth. Based on more than eighty interviews and an analysis of what makes the Bureau of Prisons work efficiently and effectively, this book identifies how Carlson was able to work with staff, inmates, Congress, and the judiciary. It explains how he handled riots, ... Details
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A survival guide for inmates and their families. Written in an easy-to-understand language, it examines the complex issues and problems families must cope with during incarceration and after release. This self-help guide teaches the offender how to establish productive relationships, develop problem-solving skills, and re-enter society upon release. Review "A valuable and much-needed book based on sound principles of family life education loaded with practical, workable ways... Details
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Your attitude towards your job can effect your performance level. The primary goal of this book is to help you gain control of your attitude while working in a corrections environment. Attitude: Your Key to Success provides practical, yet powerful resource techniques that will help you to appreciate, analyze, adjust, and maintain a positive attitude. Topics include how to understand your attitude; how to analyze your attitude; how to adjust your attitude; how to maintain a positive... Details
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In any career, it should be your goal to be the best. Corrections is no different. This book offers guidance for improving your management skills. Topics discussed include: using background experiences to guide you, the importance of integrity in the position of warden, staff development and the proactive approach to prison management, and how to thrive in correctional leadership.

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Here's the first resume and letter book to address the unique challenges facing ex-offenders as they prepare to communicate their qualifications employers. Written by two of America's leading career experts, this book is jam-packed with the latest information, tips, strategies, and examples of what you must do in order to get the critical job interview. It includes: 25 things you must know about resumes and letters, 19 frequently asked questions with expert advice, 8 types of job... Details
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Based on the principles outlined in the best-selling ACA book, Cage Your Rage, this workbook is designed to help juveniles understand and deal with anger. By recording their feelings and actions, teens learn to recognize and control their anger. Chapters discuss what causes anger, growing up with anger, how emotions develop, relaxation and managing anger. Additional topics include calming others, compromise, staging and signposting, self-talk, and feeling and action... Details
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Conflict is a direct result of the many changes you face on a daily basis. This book helps you to understand and deal with conflict in a positive fashion. Through the use of step-by-step menus, you will learn to manage friction more thoroughly, objectively, accurately and quickly. Regardless of whether you are having difficulties with supervisors, co-workers or inmates, Conflict: Managing It Effectively will provide you with the background to sense, prevent, and resolve... Details
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"This self-study workbook is a great resource for inmates re-entering the community or those already on parole. It focuses on the goals that must be achieved to live life on the outside and how to avoid traps which may put them back behind bars. Chapters include: Primary Feelings, Misperceptions, Anger Prevention, Relapse Prevention, Revisiting Risk, Your Support Team, and Free at Last. Helps offenders learn how to be aware of their thoughts, behaviors, situations, and people around... Details
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A must read for all who aspire to become correctional leaders and facility administrators, and for those on planning and budget committees who want to build secure facilities that will help rehabilitate juvenile offenders. Sullivan looks at the whole issue of juvenile confinement both short-term detention and long-range correctional confinement. He provides a brief history of juvenile institutions; then, he describes how to plan for a new building, and how to design it from... Details
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During the past decade the most significant advances in treating both individuals with criminal involvement and drug abuse problems as separate populations have been in the field of cognitive behavioral psychology. Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment: A Provider's Guide, Second Edition presents effective cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches for changing the behaviors of individuals who have both problems of substance abuse and criminal behavior. The book unveils a... Details
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This invaluable resource shows you everything you need to know to develop a thorough and comprehensive policies manual. In addition to presenting all steps of the policy development process and specific guidelines for writing the policies, this book presents detailed information about reviewing and revising policies and procedures, implementing policies and training staff members on policy contents.

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For one to be successful in any venture, you must be able to receive and send information in a positive and effective manner. One of the toughest skills to master, feedback provides a high level of anxiety to those who must receive it. Using proven techniques, this book supplies ways to successfully provide feedback to co-workers, supervisors or managers. Topics covered include understanding the power of feedback, developing essential skills, and handling difficult... Details
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This updated resource presents ideas and concepts for designing and updating a comprehensive security program. It contains information on the essential elements for a sound program. It includes discussions of security basics, specific duties and responsibilities, and emergency preparedness. The book includes useful staffing guidelines, sample forms, and checklists. This edition includes discussions on terrorism, mail practices, investigations, transportation and much... Details
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Ten major subject areas are covered in twenty-nine succinct and easy-to-read essays. Training and management issues, technology, future concerns, security, health care, and reentry are discussed. Many of the articles were originally featured in Corrections Today, ACA's bimonthly members-only magazine, and in Correctional Health Today, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association's Healthcare Professional Interest Section. Photos were provided by the Alexandria, VA jail. This book is... Details
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So how do you plan to tell the truth about your background and when? Here's the book that finally sheds light on this critical issue for millions of individuals who have difficult, but promising backgrounds. Examining the whole interview process, from preparation to close, it gives special attention to important red flags employers often interpret as job knock-outs. Stressing the importance of preparation, the authors show how to best handle each of these potential red flags by... Details
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"What is present in Boesky's book is a sense of optimism and hope for youth suffering from these disorders.This is one of those "must reads" for all professionals in the field," said Mike Riggan, Juvenile Division Manager, Washington County, Oregon. Former ACA president, Chuck Kehoe contends: "This book should be used as a major training resource for all staff and can also serve as a blueprint when conducting self-evaluations of existing programs." The chair of ACA's Juvenile... Details
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Do you truly listen to what other people have to say? In this book, you'll read about the four types of listening and how to overcome the many emotional filters as well as mental and physical distractions that impede your ability to listen. Topics include: active listening; emotional and mental filters that affect listening; common barriers to listening and how to overcome them; reflective listening; five ways to instantly improve your listening; getting a poor listener to understand ... Details
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Spanish version of the best-selling offender program. One of the toughest challenges for the newly released offender is to obtain employment. This invaluable resource focuses on the unique employment needs of individuals with a criminal history. Covers standard job search skills plus special sections on dealing with the past on job applications and in interviews. It also provides suggestions for overcoming rejection. Written by an ex-offender and experienced correctional counselor,... Details
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One of the primary reasons for recidivism is the offenders inability to find and maintain work upon their release. Managing a Job Retention Program provides practitioners with a blue print for creating programs which will help offenders retain employment. The programs within this resource are time- and cost-effective. The book is broken down into four sections. The first documents the need for programs to decrease ex-offender crime, which can occur through increased job retention.... Details
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Popular Culture and Corrections researches the subject of popular culture and how it is created and able to maintain incredible influence over the public's perception of corrections. Freeman explores the complexities of negative correctional stereotypes and their origins. The book is divided into two sections. The first explores the negative public perception of corrections and the individuals employed in the field. The latter details the proposed antidote to the popular culture of... Details
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Illustrating the differences between street and prison investigations, Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities provides a detailed list of how to?s as well as numerous captivating case histories and photographs of actual crime scenes and evidentiary items. Chapters on intelligence gathering, undercover operations, and the use of confidential informants will aid you in the complex crimes that sometimes even involve officers and civilians. The book also covers... Details
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"Meg and Russ Savage have written a manuscript that must be read and re-read by every correctional professional responsible for our secure facilities across the country. Not only does this book provide an exceptional summary of correctional disturbances from a historical perspective, it draws upon critical lessons learned that led to the development of the Incident Command System for Corrections. The Savages have provided a handbook that will become an important resource to every... Details
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This two-part guide on probation and parole in the United States presents the background and future of those vital divisions of corrections. The first section explores the many aspects of probation. Readers will learn about probation data sources, the history of probation, modern sentencing practices, the current probation population characteristics, and assessing probation. The second section includes seven essays on parole. Included is information on adult parole data, the early... Details
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Risk Reduction illustrates what some of the leading thinkers in corrections are doing to identify risk and lower recidivism. Published in cooperation with the International Community Corrections Association, this book examines programs which can lower recidivism and better prepare individuals for everyday life. Programs discussed include: Reaffirming Rehabilitation: Public Support for Correctional Treatment; What Works: Effective DWI Intervention; The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment... Details