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NCJ Number: 230084 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluating the Measurement Properties of Procedural Justice in a Correctional Setting
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:384-399
Author(s): Howard Henderson; William Wells; Edward R. Maguire; Jameel Gray
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this study is to examine the measurement properties of procedural justice in a sample of inmates.
Abstract: Research and theory on the effects of fair procedures has gained popularity over the past decade. This is understandable given the inherent appeal of these ideas and the supporting evidence. Research suggests that authorities are able to secure compliance from subordinates when they use fair procedures and when they are viewed as legitimate. Unfortunately, empirical studies of procedural justice and legitimacy are hampered by weak measures of key theoretical constructs. Results show that a one-factor model of procedural justice fits the data well, though the authors find evidence of a method effect. Results also demonstrate important differences between the use of a summated procedural justice scale and a scale derived from a factor analysis. These findings illustrate the importance of paying careful attention to construct validity in measures of procedural justice. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Illinois; Offender supervision; Performance Measures; Testing and measurement; Work release
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