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Title: IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF EX-OFFENDER GROUPS IN THE CHICAGO AREA
Author(s): P D MCANANY; D SULLIVAN; W KAPLAN; E TROMANHAUSER
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
Ctr for Studies in Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A DESCRIPTION OF INMATE AND EX-OFFENDER GROUPS THAT WERE FORMED IN THE CHICAGO AREA BY INMATES AND RELEASED PRISONERS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 1968 TO 1973.
Abstract: THE NAMES OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN THIS REPORT HAVE BEEN WITHHELD IN THE INTEREST OF CONFIDENTIALITY. THE NATIONAL HISTORY OF GROUPS SUCH AS THE SEVENTH STEP AND THE FORTUNE SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL HISTORIES OF THE CHICAGO-AREA GROUPS ARE SKETCHED OUT. THE ORGANIZATIONAL ELEMENTS OF THE GROUPS - GOALS, MEMBERSHIP, STRUCTURE, PROGRAMS, LEADERSHIP, AND FUND-RAISING - ARE DISCUSSED IN THE BODY OF THE REPORT. THE RESEARCHERS FEEL THAT THE ORGANIZATION AND PROLIFERATION OF PRISONER AND EX-OFFENDER GROUPS IS THE GENESIS OF A NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENT.
Index Term(s): Ex-offenders; Fortune Society; Groups; Illinois; Inmate organizations; Organization studies
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