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NCJ Number: 32883 Find in a Library
Title: PERSPECTIVES ON INMATE CULTURE - A STUDY OF WOMEN IN PRISON
Journal: SOCIAL FORCES  Volume:54  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:590-603
Author(s): G F JENSEN; D JONES
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina Press
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United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY EXPLORES ISSUES BEARING ON PRISONIZATION RESEARCH BASED ON MALE POPULATIONS BUT DOES SO USING CROSS-SECTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE DATA GATHERED FROM 172 INCARCERATED FEMALE FELONS AND MISDEMEANANTS.
Abstract: THE STUDY POPULATION CAME FROM A PRISON FOR WOMEN IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. THE ANALYSIS TACKLES THREE MAJOR ISSUES: (1) THE RELATION OF TRADITIONAL SITUATIONAL VARIABLES (CAREER PHASE AND GROUP CONTACT) TO INMATE PERSPECTIVES, (2) THE RELATIVE IMPACT OF SITUATIONAL AND NON-INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS ON INMATE PERSPECTIVES, AND (3) VARIATION IN TRADITIONAL PATTERNS AMONG DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF INMATES. IN GENERAL, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PATTERNS INVOLVING CAREER PHASE AND GROUP CONTACT WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE FOUND IN EARLY RESEARCH AMONG MALES AND SIMILAR TO ONE RECENT ANALYSIS OF FEMALES. MOREOVER, OF ALL SITUATIONAL VARIABLES EXAMINED THE TRADITIONAL SITUATIONAL VARIABLES WERE THE MOST STRONGLY RELATED TO INMATE PERSPECTIVES. SEVERAL OF THE BACKGROUND VARIABLES EXAMINED WERE, HOWEVER, MORE STRONGLY RELATED THAN THE SITUATIONAL VARIALBES. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CAREER PHASE AND SUBSCRIPTION TO THE INMATE CODE WAS QUITE VARIALBE AMONG DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF INMATES. THE VARIATION NOTED APPEARS RELEVANT FOR RECONCILING DIVERGENT FINDINGS IN PRISONIZATION RESEARCH AMONG FEMALE INMATES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Effects of imprisonment; Females; Inmates
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