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NCJ Number: 47746 Find in a Library
Title: TOTAL INSTITUTIONS AND INMATE SELF-ESTEEM
Journal: BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY 1977)  Pages:237-250
Author(s): J R HEPBURN; J R STRATTON
Corporate Author: Stevens and Sons
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Stevens and Sons
London, England
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: DATA ON 351 FEDERAL INMATES ARE ANALYZED IN A STUDY OF THE ETIOLOGY OF INMATE SOCIAL SYSTEMS AS EXPLAINED BY PRISONIZATION AND CRIMINALIZATION MODELS.
Abstract: THE PRISONIZATION MODEL ASSUMES THAT THE INMATE SOCIAL SYSTEM ARISES WITHIN THE INSTITUTION AS A RESPONSE TO THE DEPRIVATIONS AND DEGRADATIONS OF INCARCERATION. THE CRIMINALIZATION MODEL MAINTAINS THAT THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN IMPORTED INTO THE INSTITUTION FROM BOTH CRIMINAL AND LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC SUBCULTURES. IMPLICIT IN BOTH MODELS ARE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE AND STRENGTH OF INMATES' SELF-ESTEEM DURING IMPRISONMENT. PATH ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES ARE APPLIED TO DATA GATHERED IN SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRES (NOT INCLUDED) COMPLETED BY INMATES AT THE FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, ASHLAND, KY. TWO MEASURES OF SELF-ESTEEM ARE USED AS THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE IN EXAMINATIONS OF EACH INSTITUTIONAL CAREER PHASE (ENTRY, MIDDLE PHASE, TERMINATION). THE ANALYSIS INDICATES SUPPORT FOR THE CRIMINALIZATION MODEL. SUPPORTING DATA, DETAILS OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES, AND A LIST OF REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Effects of imprisonment; Federal correctional facilities; Inmates; Kentucky; Self concept; Social organization; Studies
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