b. Compromise the value of services provided by other correctional personnel.
c. Arouse poor attitudes within prisoners.
d. Serve to reinforce improper behaviors on the part of prisoners.
10. Some desirable attitudes for correctional personnel are firmness, fairness, confidence,
sincerity, personal integrity, and tact. Some undesirable attitudes for correctional personnel are
hostility, excessive sympathy, fear, contempt, and harshness.
11. All correctional personnel must continuously strive to think and act in positive terms.
Think what you can do for prisoners, not what you can do to prisoners.
PART F - Stress
1. Attitudes, which have previously been defined in this lesson, must be viewed in a situational
context. That is, if behavior is the result of an individual's reaction to a situation, group, or leader,
the individual's reaction is dependent upon what the situation is and how he interprets the situation.
Thus, if three people were placed in the same situation, their reactions to the situation would
probably vary because each would perceive the situation differently. Such differences are attitudes.
2. A common problem faced by leaders in the Army is that of dealing with stress. Stress is
common in everyday life and it occurs both on and off the job.
3. Stress can be defined as any personal or environmental event that produces an automatic
nervous system response. Stress can be positive or negative. Stress can be caused by a personal or
family change. These automated nervous responses affect the heart, blood, and muscles.
4. Early warning signs:
a. Rapid mood change.
c. Excessive use of alcohol.
d. Excessive violence.
e. Weight gain/loss.
f. Overly suspicious (paranoia).
5. These are just some of the early warning signs. Some of these could even be combined,
causing an automatic response.
6. What are some signs of stress you might face on the job? Shift work is one; usually the day
shift is the most hectic.