I spent 9 years at UW-W as the department’s internship coordinator. As such, I’ve spoken with numerous students going into the adul/juvenile corrections field. One of the most frequently talked about concerns was “being conned by offenders.” No matter whether your working in juvenile or adult corrections (and even students heading into law enforcement positions) this is a genuine concern. A good part of the tension lies between wanting to genuinely assist offenders in improving their lives and getting too attached. Click HERE and review this article on the topic.
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