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NCJ Number: 41015 Find in a Library
Title: AGE AND RULE-BREAKING IN PRISON - A TEST OF SOCIOCULTURAL INTERPRETATIONS
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:14  Issue:4  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:555-568
Author(s): G F JENSEN
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE EXPLORES TO WHAT DEGREE AGE IS A FACTOR IN LAW BREAKING.
Abstract: AGE DIFFERENCES IN RULE-BREAKING HAVE BEEN WIDELY NOTED AND WIDELY EXPLAINED, BUT RARELY IF EVER HAVE SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS BEEN SUBJECTED TO ACTUAL TEST. THIS STUDY EXAMINES SUCH AGE DIFFERENCES AMONG WOMEN IN PRISON AND LENDS SUPPORT TO THE NOTION THAT AGE DIFFERENCES ARE MORE CHARACTERISTIC OF INMATES WITH URBAN BACKGROUNDS THAN OF INMATES WITH RURAL OR SMALL TOWN BACKGROUNDS. MOREOVER, AMONG URBAN INMATES AGE DIFFERENCES APPEAR TO BE DUE TO AGE-RELATED NORMATIVE ORIENTATIONS AND COMMITMENTS RATHER THAN AGE 'ITSELF' OR RELATED LOSSES OF 'ENERGY', 'DARING', OR 'VIGOR'. FINALLY, THE STUDY SUPPORTS RECURRING ARGUMENTS THAT NONINSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF INMATES CAN SHAPE NORMATIVE AND BEHAVIORAL CONFLICT WITHIN THE PRISON. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): Demography; Female offenders; Inmates; Older inmates; Regulations; Socioculture; Sociology; Studies; Surveys
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