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NCJ Number: 63188 Find in a Library
Title: LABELING EFFECTS OF POLICE APPREHENSION - IDENTITY, EXCLUSION AND SECONDARY DEVIANCE
Author(s): R PATERNOSTER
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 372
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO CLEARLY SPECIFY THE LABELING MODEL, THIS THESIS EXAMINES THE LABELING EFFECT ON POLICE APPREHENSION ON PERSONAL IDENTITY, SOCIAL BOND TO CONVENTIONAL SOCIETY, AND SELF-REPORTED INVOLVEMENT IN DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: WITH LONGITUDINAL DATA AND MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SPECIFY THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF A DELINQUENT LABEL RELATIVE TO OTHER INFLUENCES ON PERSONAL IDENTITY, EXCLUSION, AND SECONDARY DEVIANCE. SEPARATE ANALYSES ARE CONDUCTED WITHIN EACH OF SEVERAL CONTINGENT CATEGORIES TO DETERMINE FOR WHICH POPULATION SUBGROUPS LABELING HAS THE MOST ADVERSE EFFECTS. FERRETING OUT CONTINGENT CONDITIONS IS CONDUCTED BY RUNNING SEPARATE REGRESSION ANALYSES WITHIN EACH VARIABLE'S CONTINGENT CATEGORY AND COMPARING THE UNSTANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT FOR THE LABELING VARIABLE. FINALLY, A FULLY SPECIFIED CAUSAL MODEL IS CONSTRUCTED FOR EACH OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF LABELING. FROM THIS CAUSAL MODEL, THE VARIOUS DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS CONNECTING THE VARIABLE ARE SHOWN. LITERATURE REVIEWS AS THEY RELATE TO THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC LABELING ON THE INDIVIDUAL ARE ALSO CONDUCTED. OVERALL, FINDINGS DO NOT PROVIDE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THE LABELING THEORY. ALTHOUGH THE CORRELATIONS ARE GENERALLY STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT, THEIR VALUES ARE TOO SMALL TO BE OF SUBSTANTIVE SIGNIFICANCE. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ARE PRESENTED. FOOTNOTES, TABULAR DATA, A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND DIAGRAMS ARE INCLUDED. THE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE APPENDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Labeling theory; Models; Research methods; Statistical analysis
Note: SPECIAL PRICES FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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