First, after reading the article, “Preventing Fatal Attractions,” come up with an original suggestion as to how inappropriate relationships between inmates and correctional officers can be stopped. Please note, your suggestion may be creative; however, it should also be realistic. And, your suggestion must not have been discussed in the Worley et al. (2010) article. Next, after reading and reflecting upon the articles for Week Three, in your opinion, why do some correctional employees cross the line and behave inappropriately with inmates, given that this behavior is illegal and against policy. It should be evident that you have carefully reflected upon the assigned readings. And, after reading the article, “The Economics of Crossing Over,” point to one significant research finding that you found to be of interest. Be sure to discuss how this finding advances our understanding of guard-inmate boundary violations. Also, please discuss why this particular finding may be of interest to correctional administrators and/or policymakers. Next, how do you think inappropriate staff-inmate relationships occur? Who initiates the relationship: inmates or staff members? Try to explain these dynamics as best as you possibly can . Be sure to point to various aspects of all three article to support this aspect of your response. And, in your opinion, what is the most important aspect of article by Trammell and colleagues? How can correctional administrators use this study to create a more equalitarian and humane workplace for employees? Be specific. Finally, make a comparison between any two of the research articles (your choice). Explain how these two articles both provide insights into any aspect that is germane to the interactions between staff and inmates.
In addition to fully responding to every aspect of the above question, please pose a critical thinking question to your peers. You must also attempt to answer at least one of the questions posed by a classmate (for one of your two required follow-up comments). Keep in mind that special consideration will be given to students who post comments early in the week, as well to students who post multiple substantive follow-up comments. All comments must be posted by SUNDAY, June 20th. Good luck!