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NCJ Number: 158127 Find in a Library
Title: Disciplinary Incidents in Prison: Effects of Race, Economic Status, Urban Residence, Prior Imprisonment
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:22  Issue:1/2  Dated:(1995)  Pages:143-156
Author(s): M A Finn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effects of race, economic deprivation, criminal justice experience, and urban background on the violent and nonviolent disciplinary involvement of a cohort of 2,496 inmates released from the same correctional system between September 1983 and August 1984.
Abstract: Regression analyses showed that race had no main effect on inmates' prison misconduct. On the other hand, inmates from urban backgrounds reported significantly higher rates of nonviolent infractions. Education and employment status at time of arrest were correlated to prison adjustment, as measured by number of disciplinary problems. While prison incarceration helped black inmates adjust to prison, there was no such effect for white inmates. Prior violence was not significantly related to violent disciplinary incidents among this sample. 5 tables, 3 notes, and 16 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Inmate characteristics; Inmate discipline
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