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NCJ Number: NCJ 241644     Find in a Library
Title: Former Prison and Jail Inmates’ Perceptions of Informal Methods of Control Utilized by Correctional Officers
Journal: American Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:Winter 2012  Pages:485 to 504
Author(s): Saskia D. Santos ; Jodi Lane ; Angela R. Gover
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 20
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined differences in former jail and prison inmate perceptions of nine methods of informal control.
Abstract: Correctional officers maintain control of the institutional environment by utilizing both formal and informal methods. Although research focusing on informal methods of control is sparse, studies have indicated these methods are essential for facilities to operate efficiently. This exploratory descriptive study examined differences in former jail and prison inmate perceptions of nine methods of informal control. A limited number of the participants indicated that officers use these methods to punish or control inmates, and from their perspectives, all methods examined were viewed as being effective means of control, to some extent. Differences found between the two groups, as well as recommendations for future research are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Perception ; Correctional facilities ; Ex-offenders ; Jails ; Correctional personnel ; Informal social control
   
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