American Correctional Association Defines Correct Terms
Carter, Kim, THE JOURNAL RECORD
The American Correctional Association has defined what terms we may and may not use when referring to members of the profession.
According to the association, inappropriate language detracts from the professionalism of the corrections field. The association released a report recently barring certain inappropriate terms.
The news media often uses the word "guard" incorrectly, the association said, to describe the professional line staff officers who operate correctional institutions. Correctional officers is a moreacceptable term.
Two years ago, the association unanimously adopted a resolution to bar the use of the word guard when writing or talking …
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Publication information: Article title: American Correctional Association Defines Correct Terms. Contributors: Carter, Kim - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: February 8, 1986. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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