Disciplining Individuals in Custody

Disciplining Individuals in Custody 

Most individuals in custody comply with facility rules and regulations because they create a safe environment. However, some may rebel against authority and disobey rules, while others may not be capable of following rules on a consistent basis. As a correctional officer, you are responsible for responding to rule violations. This course discusses the importance of enforcing rules in a correctional environment, the officer’s role in disciplining individuals in custody, and what to expect during disciplinary hearings.

$12.50

Hours: 1.25
REL-PS-0-DI-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 STC credit hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-DI-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/1/2024
Learning Objectives:
Discuss 4 reasons why enforcing rules and regulations is important in a correctional facility.
Describe the 2 types of infractions and how to address each type.
Identify up to 4 sanctions that can be imposed for minor and major infractions.
Explain 6 guidelines for disciplining individuals in custody.
Identify at least 5 rights that inmates have during disciplinary hearings.
Identify 4 responsibilities that correctional officers have in disciplinary hearings.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Enforcement of Rules and Behavioral Expectations

Enforcement

Common Types of Rules

Importance of Enforcing Rules and Regulations

Types of Infractions

Minor Infractions

Interrupting Misconduct

Addressing Minor Infractions

Sanctions for Minor Infractions

Major Infractions

Addressing Major Infractions

Sanctions for Major Infractions

Knowledge Check

Consequences of Under-Enforcement

Consequences of Over- Enforcement

Guidelines for Disciplining Individuals in Custody

Review

Summary

Section 3: The Disciplinary Hearing Process

The Disciplinary Hearing

Inmate’s Rights in a Disciplinary Hearing

Rights Not Granted

The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Another Ruling

The Officer's Responsibilities in a Disciplinary Hearing

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Robert Hood
Lt. Robert L. Hood began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2004 as a corrections officer. He was duly promoted to Corrections Sergeant in 2009 and then to Corrections Lieutenant in 2012. He worked his way through college where he received his AAS degree from Jefferson State Community College in 2009 and his BS degree from Troy University in 2011. Most recently he completed the National Jail Leadership Command Academy Class #17 at Sam Houston State University and passed the Certified Jail Manager (CJM) examination given by the American Jail Association (AJA). Lt. Hood was recognized nationally by the AJA in January of 2016 as one of The Top 35 under 35. Lt. Hood is an FBI trained instructor in several disciplines related to corrections. Lt. Hood has instructed classes for a 2-week Jail Management School through the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy for the last 9 years. Lt. Hood was elected to be on the American Jail Association Board of Directors in 2018. Lt. Hood currently holds the position of 2nd Vice-President of the Alabama Jail Association. Disclosure: Robert Hood has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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