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Gut instinct is a valuable tool in corrections

Supervisors should discuss gut reactions during briefing training, especially with inexperienced officers

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Most jail deputies and correctional officers acknowledge they possess a gut instinct based upon prior experiences, which researchers call condensed reasoning. Learn more in this tip from risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.