Overview and Background

  • Andrew Goldsmith
  • Mark Halsey
  • Andrew Groves
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


While researching this book, two of the authors undertook a number of visits to correctional centres across several Australian jurisdictions, the USA and the UK, in order to personally review the settings in which the types of corruption discussed in this book occur. During these visits, we were frequently drawn into conversation with prison staff. One of the most memorable comments we heard came from a prison manager during a visit to a large metropolitan prison, who said, in effect, “Eighty percent of staff of this prison should not be working here.” This comment could not pass without our asking why this was the case. The manager replied, “Because they’re scared to come to work.” Later in the book, we will return to this point, as it aptly characterises the nature of correctional settings as both places of work and places to become drawn into workplace-related corruption.


Correctional Setting Correctional Officer Community Correction Private Gain Correctional Staff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Goldsmith
    • 1
  • Mark Halsey
    • 1
  • Andrew Groves
    • 2
  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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