Criminal Justice personality types

In last week’s discussion, we examined nine different corrections officers’ personalities. Inmates also assume various personalities or roles. Chapter 10 of your textbook identifies and describes 13 of these common inmate roles including:

  1. The Real Man.
  2. The Mean Dude.
  3. The Bully.
  4. The Agitator.
  5. The Hedonist.
  6. The Opportunist.
  7. The Retreatist.
  8. The Legalist.
  9. The Radical.
  10. The Colonist.
  11. The Religious Inmate.
  12. The Punk.
  13. The Gang-Banger (Schmalleger, 2021).

For the purpose of this discussion, assume once again that you are a correctional officer.

Please respond to the following in a substantive post:

  • Select one of these inmate personalities with whom you believe you could be most effective? Why?
  • Describe one strategy you would employ with this personality type that would be effective.
  • Select one inmate personality type that you believe it would be difficult for you to be effective. Why?
  • Describe one strategy you could employ with this personality type that would be effective.

Be sure to provide full citations and source list entries, formatted according to Strayer Writing Standards.To successfully complete this week’s discussion, you will need to:

  • Refer to Chapter 9 in your textbook.
  • Use the Strayer University Library to conduct research on correctional officer personalities.
    • The B.S. in Criminal Justice library guide is a good place to begin your research.

Chapter 9 of your textbook identifies eight correctional officer personalities. These include:

  1. The dictator.
  2. The friend.
  3. The merchant.
  4. The turnkey.
  5. The climber.
  6. The reformer.
  7. The do-gooder.
  8. The problem correctional officer (Schmalleger. 2021).

For the purpose of this discussion post, you are to imagine yourself as a correctional officer.

Please respond to the following in a substantive post:

  • Which of these correctional officer personalities do you think best describes the role you would assume on the job? How so?
    • If none of these personalities applies to you, what personality would best describe you if you were serving as a correctional officer?
  • What strengths would your personality type bring to the job?
    • Be sure to provide specifics.
  • How could your personality type hinder your effectiveness as a correctional officer?
    • Be sure to provide specifics.
  • How could you counterbalance some of these hindrances?

Be sure to provide full citations and source list entries, formatted according to Strayer Writing Standards.

  • For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.


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