Secondary Trauma Among Community Corrections Staff: An Exploratory Study
Community corrections, parole officers, probation officers, residential officers, secondary trauma
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
This article explores the demographic factors, background characteristics, and workplace perceptions that predict secondary trauma among probation/parole and residential officers. Our results indicate that probation/parole officers were more likely to report secondary trauma than residential officers. Additionally, we found that officers who reported better health, better job training, and fewer contact hours with offenders were also less likely to report secondary trauma. These results fill a much-needed gap in the literature, as well as provide information that may be utilized by the department of corrections to minimize symptoms of secondary trauma among community corrections staff.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
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Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle; Mack, Kristin Y.; and Baker, Kimberly M., "Secondary Trauma Among Community Corrections Staff: An Exploratory Study" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1055.