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NCJ Number: 34762 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC OPINION AND PENAL POLICY
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:(MAY 1976)  Pages:113-124
Author(s): D L SMITH; C M LIPSEY
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINDINGS OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF THE MAJOR ASSUMPTION OF PENAL ADMINISTRATORS THAT THE PUBLIC IS IN FAVOR OF A PUNISHMENT POLICY IN CORRECTIONS IS TRUE.
Abstract: TELEPHONE SURVEYS WERE MADE TO ASCERTAIN THE OPINIONS OF THE PUBLIC IN TWO SOUTHERN CITIES TOWARD CONJUGAL VISITS. THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT AS PUNISHMENT-ORIENTED AS EXPECTED, THOUGH OLDER RESPONDENTS GAVE GREATER APPROVAL TO RESTRICTIVE CONJUGAL VISITATION POLICIES. THERE ARE ALSO INDICATIONS THAT THE PUBLIC IS MORE WILLING TO SUPPORT SUCH PROGRAMS AS CONJUGAL VISITS AND WORK RELEASE THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. A WILLINGNESS FOR MORE FAVORABLE TREATMENT OF INMATES WAS FOUND AMONG THOSE WHO HAD SOME CONTACT WITH INMATES.
Index Term(s): Conjugal visits; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Punishment; Surveys; Work release
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