Best Practices in Dynamic Security Training
The concept of dynamic security combines security and control as well as rehabilitative and supportive elements in a way that enhances the positive change towards desistance and life without crime. The term dynamic security was first introduced into the Prison Service Lexicon by Ian Dunbar (1985). The intention was for the approach taken in prisons to operationalise goals for a more practical reality focusing on human resources and the significance they can have for both security and rehabilitation. Dynamic security became a method in the pursuit of a more humanistic view of prisoners, in parallel with resulting in more appropriate and better security for prisoners, staff and society. By now, the term has been adopted globally as an essential element in prison regimes and can be understood as “an approach to security, which combines positive staff-prisoner relationships with fair treatment and purposeful activities contributing to their future reintegration.
Introduction: Definition ; 1. Best Practices ; 1.1. Belgium : The Enneagram ; 1.2. Spain and France: The Respect Module ; 1.3. Finland:Personal contact officers- A new interactive approach ; 1.4. Norway: Role of the prison officer ; Risk assessment ; 1.5. Estonia: Simulation training ; Internship reporting ; Mentorship ; Conclusion ; Abbreviations ; References