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Turning Points in the Careers of Correction Officers – Graduate research assistant

The summer SGA-RA will be tasked primarily with conducting interviews in prisons around the state. We will train you in the various instruments used in the structured interviews. Some work with data files will also be required so data skills are required in addition to interviewing/people skills. Must have a car, and all travel will be reimbursed at the prevailing reimbursement rate. Must be willing to interview at odd hours as we interview on-site (at the prisons) and on shift (while the officers are working).

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  • Project Title

    Turning points in the careers of correction officers

  • Faculty / Project Lead

    Natasha Frost

  • Project Description

    The turning points project is a longitudinal study of health and well-being among correctional officers. We combine periodic interviews with administrative and personnel data in order to examine the impacts of routine occupational stress and critical incidents like violence and suicide, exposures on officer mental health and wellbeing. We conduct this research across all of the prisons of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

  • Qualifications Necessary

    Prior experience with interviewing is preferred, experience with SPSS or Stata also preferred but not required. Must have a car and be willing to travel to the state prisons to conduct interviews.