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NCJ Number: 31003 Find in a Library
Title: PRISONIZATION AS AN INHIBITOR OF EFFECTIVE RESOCIALIZATION
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:336-388
Author(s): M T ZINGRAFF
Corporate Author: American Society of Criminology
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: American Society of Criminology
Irvine, CA 92664
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOCUSING ON DATA COLLECTED FROM 267 INCARCERATED MALE DELINQUENTS, THIS STUDY IDENTIFIES AND DISCUSSES THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF PRISONIZATION ON THE INMATE AND THE EFFECT OF PRISONIZATION ON REHABILITATION.
Abstract: IN THIS STUDY, PRISONIZATION IS CONCEPTUALIZED AS THE DEGREE OF ASSIMILATION INTO THE INMATE CONTRACULTURE, AND THE PARTICULAR TYPE OF SOCIAL ROLE ASSUMED BY THE INMATE. IT IS HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES WOULD RESULT FROM PRISONIZATION: OPPOSITION TO THE INSTITUTION, PLACEMENT OF HIGH PRIORITY ON INTERPERSONAL CONTACT WITH OTHER INMATES WHILE INCARCERATED, AND OPPOSITION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM. IT WAS STATED THAT POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS CONCERNING PROBABLE POSTRELEASE ADJUSTMENT WOULD INDICATE LOWER PRISONIZATION. LIKERT SCALES DEVELOPED BY THOMAS WERE USED TO MEASURE THESE INMATE ATTITUDES. THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY SUGGESTED THAT PRISONIZATION IS RELATED TO SELF-ATTITUDES THAT ARE NOT CODUCIVE TO EFFECTIVE RESOCIALIZATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Effects of imprisonment; Inmate attitudes; Inmates; Rehabilitation; Role perception; Self concept; Social organization
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