Faculty Publications

Title

Secondary trauma among community corrections staff: An exploratory study

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Community corrections, parole officers, probation officers, residential officers, secondary trauma

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume

55

Issue

5

First Page

293

Last Page

307

Abstract

ABSTRACT: 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.

Original Publication Date

7-3-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/10509674.2016.1181132

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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