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NCJ Number: 236029 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Probation and Community Corrections Workers’ Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders Using the Community Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders (CATSO) Scale in a Rural State
Journal: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:April - June 2011  Pages:75-85
Author(s): Timothy Conley; Kirstin Hill; Wesley T. Church, II; Elisabeth Stoeckel; Hayley Allen
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 11
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the factor structure of the Community Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders (CATSO) scale.
Abstract: This study explores the factor structure of the Community Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders (CATSO) scale using a population of rural corrections and probation professionals. Using Dillman’s (2007) tailored design method, Internet surveys were deployed online through e-mail contacts, with a link to the survey host Web site. Data were subjected to exploratory factor analysis. Descriptive statistics clearly display this population’s unique attitudes. Exploratory factor analysis reveals a 2-factor solution for the scale; this provides relatively weak support for factor structure of the original scale. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional personnel; Probation or parole officers; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Rural corrections; Sex offenders; Surveys
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