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NCJ Number: 34985 Find in a Library
Title: HOMOSEXUALITY - A MODE OF ADAPTATION IN A PRISON FOR WOMEN (FROM CORRECTIONS - PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS, 1975 BY DAVID M PETERSEN AND CHARLES W THOMAS - SEE NCJ-15322)
Author(s): D A WARD; G G KASSEBAUM
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY CONSIDERING SEX-ROLE DIFFERENCES IN THE FREE COMMUNITY AND FEATURES OF MALE PRISONS AS A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING THE FEMALE PRISON AND THE PREVALANCE OF HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS.
Abstract: DEMOGRAPHIC AND BACKGROUND DATA WERE OBTAINED THROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE RECORD FILES OF 832 INMATES OF THE LARGEST PRISON FOR WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES, NOT ALL OF WHOM WERE CONFINED AT THE SAME TIME. OVER A PERIOD OF 16 MONTHS REPEATED INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH 45 INMATES. THESE INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS PROVIDED BASIC INFORMATION NECESSARY TO CONCEPTUALIZE THE PROCESS AND VARIETIES OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR. AN ANONYMOUS 69-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 293 INMATES REPRESENTING A 45 PERCENT RANDOM SAMPLE OF THE POPULATION. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAD SUSTAINED AND DIRECT CONTACT WITH INMATES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT MORE INMATES RESORT TO HOMOSEXUALITY THAN TO PSYCHOLOGICAL WITHDRAWAL, REBELLION, COLONIZATION OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ADAPTATION.
Index Term(s): Behavior; Correctional facilities; Female offenders; Homosexuality; Inmate attitudes; Inmates; Role perception; Sociology
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