Employment of paraprofessionals in correctional settings is no longer considered to be a controversial experiment. Their involvement in institutional and community-based programs is expected today. To utilize only professionals such as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and penologists is considered to be an outdated waste of available personnel. A number of recent, comprehensive reports have borne this out (Gartner, 1971; Sobey, 1970; Arnhoff & Rubenstein, 1969; Grosser, Henry & Kelly, 1969).
Wicks, Robert J.
"Indigenous Correctional Paraprofessionals: "Bourgeois Nigger or Empathetic Worker?" - A Brief Position Paper,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 3
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