CJK0330V

Supervising Special Populations

Course Code: CJK0330V

Credit Hours: 20 clock hours

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This is a basic course in which the supervision of special population inmates is studied. The ability of the officer to categorize, approach, and redirect these inmates to ensure officer safety and effective communication is also studied. Objectives are addressed as specified by the criminal justice standards and training commission.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

See instructor’s First Day Handout

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.

COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Define special populations in a corrections setting.

Identify common types of inmate societies.

Identify reasons for inmate societies.

Describe common structures of inmate societies.

Define security threat group (STG).

Define “gang” in a corrections setting according to §874.03, F.S.

Describe why officers refer to gangs as STGs in a corrections setting.

List common criminal acts committed by STGs in a corrections setting.

Describe the differences between types of STGs.

List commonly known STGs.

Describe characteristics of STG members.

Describe common STG symbols, graffiti, colors, signs, and tattoos.

Identify inmate codes and the slang of STGs.

Describe common STG structure.

Identify signs of the solo extremist.

List the indicators of STG activity in a correctional setting.

Describe indicators of active STGs.

Describe the indicators of STGs the officer may encounter during cell or area searches.

List the indicators of STG activity while monitoring mail.

Describe signs of alliances or conflicts between STGs within the correctional setting.

Discuss the importance of recognizing changes in inmate cliques or groupings.

Discuss the importance of constantly observing inmate behavior related to STG activity.

Seize material related to STG activity.

Document STG activity.

Define substance abuse.

Describe symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse.

Describe signs and symptoms of substance abuse withdrawal or detoxification.

Describe common medical needs of the substance-abusing inmate.

Describe special considerations the officer needs to make when monitoring substance-abusing inmates.

Describe the role of the officer in an inmate, court-ordered, treatment program.

Discuss the symptoms of inmates with depression or suicide risk.

Describe common medical needs of the mentally ill inmate.

Describe the characteristics of a mentally ill inmate.

Discuss the symptoms of inmates with mental disorders.

Describe elements of effectively communicating with the mentally ill inmate.

Explain the Baker Act as it relates to inmates with mental illness.

Differentiate the use of force between the mentally ill and the general population inmates.

Describe the characteristics of an inmate that has mental retardation.

Describe the differences between mental illness and mental retardation.

Describe elements of effectively communicating with inmates that have mental retardation.

Define juvenile adjudication.

Define juvenile inmate.

Define youthful offender.

Describe the characteristics of the juvenile inmate and youthful offender.

Describe disciplinary issues associated with the juvenile inmate and youthful offender.

Describe special considerations when monitoring the juvenile inmate and youthful offender.

List the legal requirements for incarcerating the juvenile inmate and youthful offender.

Describe how to employ the use of force with the juvenile inmate.

List types of services available to the juvenile inmate and youthful offender.

Define elderly inmate.

Describe the characteristics of an elderly inmate.

Describe the elements of effectively communicating with an elderly inmate.

Describe special considerations the officer needs to make when monitoring elderly inmates.

Describe situations in which the officer needs to make special considerations for an elderly inmate with physical limitations.

List the types of services available to the elderly inmate.

Describe the emotional characteristics of the female inmate.

Describe common methods of manipulation officers may encounter when supervising female inmates.

List the types of services available to female inmates.

Describe the characteristics of an inmate that is a sexual abuse victim.

Identify housing issues for the inmate that is a sexual abuse victim.

Describe methods to prevent sexual abuse of at risk inmates in a corrections setting.

Describe disciplinary issues of inmates that are sexual abuse victims.

Define institutional homosexuality.

Describe characteristics of institutional homosexuality within the correctional setting.

Define transgender.

Identify classification issues for the transgender inmate.

Identify housing issues for the transgender inmate.

Define disabled person.

Identify that there are rules provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act that apply to physically disabled inmates.

Describe common methods of manipulation used by physically disabled inmates.

Describe special considerations the officer needs to make when monitoring physically disabled inmates.

List types of services available to the physically disabled inmate.

Identify changes in an inmate’s behavior that may indicate a medical need.

Describe special considerations to employ when monitoring medically needy inmates.

Differentiate the use of force considerations between the medically needy and the general population inmate.

Describe special considerations to employ when monitoring a terminally ill inmate.

Describe special visitation considerations for a terminally ill inmate.

Define disciplinary confinement.

Define administrative confinement.

Define protective management.

Identify the requirements for communicating with inmates in confinement.

Identify the requirements for increased monitoring of inmates in confinement.

Define death row inmate.

Describe the psychological characteristics of a death row inmate.

Describe various security issues when monitoring death row inmates.

Describe special considerations to employ when monitoring death row inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tests, Skills Performance, Skills Demonstration, Bahavioral Observation, Skills-Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The course is competency-based using handouts, videotapes, textbooks, computer assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.

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