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NCJ Number: 30581 Find in a Library
Title: LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL REALITY - THE CASE OF TELLING THE CONVICT CODE
Author(s): D L WIEDER
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: Mouton and Co
The Hague, Netherlands
Sale Source: Mouton and Co
5 Herderstraat
The Hague,
Netherlands
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: A STUDY MAINTAINING THAT RESIDENTS OF A HALFWAY HOUSE A 'CRIMINAL CODE', DIFFERENT FROM NORMATIVE CODES OF SOCIETY AS A WHOLE, WHICH INFLUENCED AND DETERMINED THE BEHAVIOR OF THESE INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR GROUP SETTING.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR OBSERVED THE RESIDENTS OF THE EAST LOS ANGELES HALFWAY HOUSE. HE LISTS DATA WHICH SUPPORT THE THESIS THAT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCE ON THE BEHAVIOR OF RESIDENTS BY ACTIONS ON THE PART OF OTHER RESIDENTS, AND NOT SO MUCH VERBALLY COMMUNICATED IDEAS. SOME OF THESE ACTIONS WERE DISPLAYS OF DISINTERESTEDNESS, UNRELIABILITY, OR DISLIKE FOR STAFF MEMBERS. THE AUTHOR THEN APPLIES THIS THESIS TO THE GENERAL POPULATION, LISTING POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF BEHAVIOR, PARTICULARLY CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR.
Index Term(s): Behavior; Behavioral science research; California; Communications; Halfway houses; Parole; Sociology
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