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Title: FORGOTTEN MINORITY - AN EXPLORATION OF LONG-TERM INSTITUTIONALIZED AGED AND AGING MALE PRISON INMATES
Author(s): J N HAM
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 366
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-99-0061
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY OF THE ATTITUDES AND LIFE STYLES OF AGED AND AGING INMATES IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN.
Abstract: IN THIS STUDY THE EFFECTS OF INSTITUTIONAL VARIATIONS (DEPENDENT VARIABLES) ON THE INDIVIDUAL INMATE WERE MEASURED IN TERMS OF THEIR EFFECTS ON THE INMATE'S PHYSICAL CONDITION, HIS MENTAL STATUS, AND HIS SOCIAL ACTIVITY PATTERNS WITHIN THE INSTITUTION. THESE VARIABLES WERE SELECTED SO AS TO EVALUATE THE TOTAL WELL BEING OF THE INMATE, MEASURE THE DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONAL SETTING CHARACTERISTICS ON EACH AREA OF FUNCTIONING, AND MEASURE WHETHER DECLINE IN ONE AREA OF FUNCTIONING PRECEDED OR WAS RELATED TO DECLINE IN OTHER AREAS OF FUNCTIONING. DATA PERTAINING TO THE VARIABLES SELECTED FOR THIS STUDY WERE OBTAINED PRIMARILY FROM: (1) INTERVIEWS WITH STAFF FROM THE CORRECTIONAL SITE: (2) INFORMATION AND RECORDS KEPT BY THE INSTITUTION; AND (3) SECONDARILY, FROM INTERVIEWS AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE INMATE. A COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE UTILIZED IN THE STUDY IS PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Effects of imprisonment; Michigan; Older inmates
Note: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - DISSERTATION
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