Despite extensive screening of new employees, corruption continues to be a prevalent problem among correctional staff. Corruption can stem from employees at all levels, from officers to administrators. Perhaps the most common form of corruption in prisons is the smuggling in of contraband.
Dr. Michael Pittaro, a criminal justice faculty member at American Military University, discusses what tempts employees to engage in such activities and who might be susceptible. Learn more about the issue in the video below:
For more information on identifying and preventing corruption in corrections, check out the resources below:
- How do Corrections Leaders Spot Employees Susceptible to Corruption?
- Why Some Correctional Employees Are Corrupt