Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Dr. Laurence French

Second Advisor

Dr. Mary Jane Even

Third Advisor

Dr. William Wakefield


This paper presents an exploratory study of instructional corrections policy in general and the nature of such within one state system in particular. Traditionally, correctional institutions have evolved along two lines of though - custody and treatment. However, the role of the correctional officer has formulated along only one line of though - custody. Due to the all encompassing nature of the correctional officer position, this imbalance prevents, and may even hamper, treatment potential within the institution.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfullment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Ronald G. Limbeck March, 1980