Date of Award


Degree Name

Criminal Justice


College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Samuel L. Dameron

Second Advisor

Margaret Phipps Brown

Third Advisor

Robert E. Grubb


In this study, employees of the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland, Kentucky; the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota; and the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Michigan were surveyed to determine the need for a Cultural Awareness Sensitivity Training program for staff within the United States Bureau of Prisons. In addition, if the need for this program was established, the Cultural Awareness Study was formulated to determine the scope and breadth of the coverage of the program. The respondents were asked to answer 72 questions in the following areas: (1) diversity training; (2) need assessment; (3) staff demographics; (4) inmate demographics; and (5) survey demographics. From the responses to this survey, a proposed curriculum was developed for initial review at the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland, Kentucky.


Group relations training.

Prisons and race relations.

Prisons - Officials and employees - Training of.