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NCJ Number: 169377 Find in a Library
Title: Anger Levels in the Inmate Population
Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(1997)  Pages:103-120
Author(s): D E Craig-Moreland
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Male and female inmates were compared with respect to their responses to the Multidimensional Anger Inventory (MAI).
Abstract: The research also sought to determine whether the MAI is valid for female inmates and whether anger levels differed according to traits such as the type of offense, age, and years in prison. The 98 randomly selected female offenders and 68 randomly selected male offenders were selected from the entire population of a large midwestern correctional institution that included all three levels of custody for both sexes. Male and female inmates received comparable scores on the composite. Female inmates convicted of crimes against persons had the highest overall scores. Males convicted of property crimes had the highest scores among the males. Levels of anger were also highest in the younger inmates. Findings supported the use of the MAI with both male and female offenders and indicated that anger does not have multiple facets. Findings also suggested useful applications of the MAI in dealing with population management and program referral. Tables, appended instrument, and 26 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Inmate attitudes; Inmate misconduct; Male female offender comparisons; Prison climate
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