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NCJ Number: 31714 Find in a Library
Title: ATTITUDES AND FEELINGS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSONNEL TOWARD THE MENTALLY ILL
Author(s): M SILVERMAN; C E NELSON; J ACCARDI
Corporate Author: University of South Florida
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-DF-04-0032
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY COMPARED THE ATTITUDES AND FEELINGS OF 180 FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT, CORRECTIONS, PAROLE, AND PROBATION PERSONNEL AND 125 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENTS TOWARD MENTAL ILLNESS.
Abstract: MODIFIED VERSIONS OF THE CRIMINALLY INSANE ATTITUDE SCALE AND THE OPINIONS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS SCALE WERE USED TO ASSESS THESE ATTITUDES. STUDY RESULTS SHOWED THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS PERSONNEL TENDED TO BELIEVE MANY OF THE STEREOTYPIC CAUSES OF MENTAL ILLNESS WHILE THE COLLEGE STUDENTS BASED THEIR VIEW ON MORE CURRENT THINKING. IN ADDITION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS PERSONNEL INDICATED GREATER FEAR OF THE CRIMINALLY INSANE THAN THE OTHER TWO GROUPS. POSSIBLE CAUSES AND RAMIFICATIONS OF THESE DIFFERENCES ARE DISCUSSED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Comparative analysis; Correctional personnel; Florida; Mental disorders; Police attitudes; Police personnel; Probation or parole officers; Studies; University of Southern Florida
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