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NCJ Number: 158213 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Boot Camps and Change in Attitude: Is All This Shouting Necessary? A Research Note
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1995)  Pages:365-375
Author(s): R C McCorkle
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared the attitudinal changes of 48 inmates participating in a 150-day shock incarceration program in Nevada with those of 34 offenders in the State's Safe Keeping (SK) program, a 120-day treatment-oriented, presentencing evaluation program held in a regular prison.
Abstract: SK inmates different from boot camp inmates in age, offense, and history of drug abuse. They were older, more likely to have been convicted of a violent offense, and less likely to report a past history of drug abuse. In comparison with dropouts, inmates who completed the shock incarceration program scored lower on the social maladjustment, value orientation, autism, alienation, and manifest aggression scales. Boot camp and SK inmates differed significantly on the social maladjustment, value orientation, alienation, and manifest aggression scales, but not on the Asocial Index, considered to be the most important measure of deviance. Boot camp inmates' attitudes became more prosocial during their incarceration. SK inmates also improved on some subscales. 5 tables and 16 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Inmate attitudes; Inmate staff relations; Nevada; Shock incarceration programs
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