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The Resource Careering into corrections, Cleo Lynch

Careering into corrections, Cleo Lynch

Label
Careering into corrections
Title
Careering into corrections
Statement of responsibility
Cleo Lynch
Title variation
Careering into corrections
Title variation remainder
from housewife to prison officer : entering an alien world full of unwritten rules
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The disintegration of a marriage and a plummeting in financial and social status when in her late forties, leaves the author stranded with a limited income, custody of the two youngest children, a mortgage, no provision for her old age and an employment history fractured by part-time positions structured around family responsibilities. A recruitment advertisement for prison officers in the wake of the Nagle Royal Commission becomes the catalyst for a major career change with the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services, and catapults her into a world beyond her imagination. However, this choice launches her into a fulfilling, stimulating career, delivering not only financial security and a professional status, but also the privilege of working with dedicated colleagues and offenders and their families. Avoiding a catalogue of sensational revelations about staff and offenders, she narrates the experiences through the prism of a naive, middle-class housewife and mother with humour and compassion and tries to convey insights into, and a broader understanding of the many facets of the world of corrections and its links with society. Interwoven with these experiences are the challenges of adapting to the life of a single person and mother while completing a BA at Macquarie University. Retiring in her mid-sixties after a seventeen year career, she has no misgivings about her decision to work in this much-maligned industry
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Cleo
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lynch, Cleo
  • Correctional personnel
  • Correctional personnel
Target audience
adult
Label
Careering into corrections, Cleo Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051044805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
iii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781922086600
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)845466182
Label
Careering into corrections, Cleo Lynch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051044805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
iii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781922086600
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)845466182

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