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Is it really as negative as it sounds?

>>what's your opinion?

irish assassin:
By ALL means, find a hobby or something completely unrelated to corrections to occupy your free time. Reading, fishing, golf, walking, etc… anything that seperates you the person from you the officer. Destressing after work is just as important as having the right mindset at the beginning of shift. If you have a family of your own then make time to spend with them as yourself, not as an officer. Family and friends are the best support system around but always remember they are there to help you not to hurt you. It’s easy to bring the stress home and that just wrecks havoc on your personal life. I know from experience So long as you can find the best way for you to keep the mental grind of the job from wearing you out.
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Criminal Justice Scholars: Women Advancing to Head of The Classroom

By A. Allen-Jones, MPA - PHD Candiate in Organizational Leadership

Long gone are the days when women were seen as doing nothing more than attempting to overshadow male roles or thought of as seeking “personal options” in their choice to enter the criminal justice field. Traditionally a male dominated field, criminal justice has since become a field that continues to see women advance toward high-level administrative roles, within correction, law enforcement, and increasing, education. For years, women have gained recognition within the criminal justice field, now there is growth among women transcending from the frontline to the classrooms. For the criminal justice system, the way to “improvement of service” could be by recruiting more professionally experienced female educators.

For years, Higher Education had difficulty recognizing women into the criminal justice scholarly ranks. full story

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