Promoting Correctional Integrity

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


We began this book with an anecdote about COs, in particular how many, it was claimed, found their work not only challenging, but threatening, or even dangerous. Officers were commonly afraid to go to work, it was said. The ramifications of such a statement being true are profoundly disturbing. It has integrity-threatening implications as well as broader consequences for prisoner and officer conditions. Most importantly for present purposes, such a story underlines the inextricable links among correctional structures, cultures and environments, as well as matters such as integrity. In this book, we have deliberately resisted the temptation to call simply for better management, more training or more situational measures as ways of mitigating the incidence of or harms from correctional corruption. Although each of such measures has a place in any coordinated effort, each such measure must also reference the correctional environment—in particular, the ways in which policies, resources, political and public expectations define the terrain within which correctional institutions and their officers operate.


Organisational Climate Organisational Justice Correctional Setting Correctional Institution Workplace Culture 
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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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