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NCJ Number: 32971 Find in a Library
Title: ON THE MEASUREMENT OF SOCIAL ROLES ADAPTATIONS IN THE PRISON COMMUNITY
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:11-21
Author(s): C W THOMAS; S C FOSTER
Corporate Author: Georgia State University
School of Urban Life
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES MEANS OF ACQUIRING INFORMATION ON THE TYPE OF SOCIAL ROLE ASSUMED BY AN INMATE AND HOW THIS KNOWLEDGE MIGHT AID THOSE INTERESTED OR INVOLVED IN ATTEMPTS TO ALTER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR OF THE INMATE.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS EXAMINE BOTH THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS APPROACH CAN DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN ROLE TYPES AND ITS POTENTIAL AS A PREDICTOR OF OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECT OF ADAPTATION TO CONFINEMENTS. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF DATA OBTAINED THROUGH INTERVIEWS AND QUESTIONNAIRES AT THE VIRGINIA MAXIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTION. IT WAS FOUND THAT INMATES COULD EFFECTIVELY BE CLASSIFIED AS ADAPTING ONE OF FIVE ROLES, AND THAT THESE ROLES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO ATTITUDES TOWARD INCARCERATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Inmate attitudes; Prediction; Role perception; Statistical analysis; Virginia
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