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NCJ Number: 63841 Find in a Library
Title: STUDY OF AGGRESSIONS AND RULE VIOLATIONS IN A FEMALE PRISON POPULATION
Journal: JOURNAL OF OFFENDER COUNSELING, SERVICES AND REHABILITATION  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(FALL 1979)  Pages:81-87
Author(s): A FAILY; G A ROUNDTREE
Corporate Author: Haworth Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: VARIABLES OF BEHAVIOR, CHARACTERISTICS, AND EXPERIENCES OF FEMALES PRIOR TO INCARCERATION ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE IF THEY CORRELATE WITH PRISON BEHAVIOR.
Abstract: A 2-YEAR STUDY WAS CONDUCTED, USING A SAMPLE OF 216 INMATE RECORDS AT THE LOUISIANA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN. THE DISCIPLINARY REPORTS FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF EACH INMATE'S INCARCERATION WERE DIVIDED INTO QUARTERLY PERIODS AND EXAMINED, AND SECOND-YEAR BEHAVIOR WAS EXAMINED AS A WHOLE. FACTOR ANALYSIS WAS PERFORMED ON INDEPENDENT VARIABLES TO DISCERN ANY GROUP OR FACTORAL RELATIONSHIPS. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS WAS USED TO TEST THE MAJOR HYPOTHESIS AND IDENTIFY INTERACTION EFFECTS AMONG THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES. MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS WAS USED TO FIND A LINEAR PREDICTION EQUATION AND CONTROL FOR INTERVENING VARIABLES. MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS WAS USED TO FIND A LINEAR PREDICTION EQUATION AND CONTROL FOR INTERVENING VARIABLES. THE PROCEDURE PROVIDED STATISTICS SHOWING HOW MUCH OF THE VARIATION IN THE DEPENDENT VARIABLES WAS EXPLAINED BY THE JOINT LINEAR EFFECTS OF THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES. TWENTY-TWO VARIABLES CHARACTERIZING INMATES PRIOR TO INCARCERATION WERE FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO THE NUMBER OF AGGRESSIONS AND RULE VIOLATIONS IN PRISON. THE FINDINGS SUGGEST THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE HIGH-RISK INMATES FROM THEIR BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS AND DEVELOP APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS FOR THEM. THE FINDING THAT WOMEN IN ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL CLASSES COMMITTED THE LEAST NUMBER OF PRISON VIOLATIONS SUGGESTS THE NEED FOR HIGH-RISK INMATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROGRAMS. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Female inmates; Inmate classification; Inmate discipline; Inmate Programs; Prediction; Studies; Violent inmates
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