skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 66939 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: I Q (INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT) AND SAT (STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST) SCORES OF MANAGEMENT PROBLEM AND NON-MANAGEMENT PROBLEM INMATES
Author(s): R L CARR
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE RESULTS OF A STUDY CONCERNING THE I.Q. AND SAT SCORES AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN IDENTIFYING SEVERE MANAGEMENT PROBLEM CASES AMONG MALE ADULT INMATES ARE ANALYZED.
Abstract: THE EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF INMATES LIKELY TO BECOME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS THROUGH THEIR CONSISTENT RULE BREAKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PREVENTION OF DANGEROUS ACTS OF AGGRESSION AGAINST STAFF AND OTHER INMATES. IN THE STUDY, 58 INMATES OF THE MAXIMUM SECURITY PENITENTIARY AT MARION, ILL., AND 29 SUBJECTS FROM THE GENERAL PRISON POPULATION (14 BLACKS AND 15 WHITES IN EACH GROUP) WERE ADMINISTERED A BATTERY OF TESTS INCLUDING THE REVISED BETA EXAMINATION AND THE STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST. HALF OF THE INMATES FROM THE MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON HAD A HISTORY OF UNRULY INMATE BEHAVIOR. A 4-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE SHOWED THAT FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY INMATES ARE OF AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE, BUT FUNCTION AT A SCHOLASTIC LEVEL BELOW THAT OF THEIR ACADEMIC TRAINING. BLACK INMATES SCORED SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER ON THE BETA THAN DID WHITE INMATES; HOWEVER, FURTHER STANDARIZATION IS ADVISABLE TO DETERMINE THE TEST'S VALIDITY FOR BLACK INMATES. NEITHER GROUP (MAXIMUM SECURITY OR GENERAL PRISON) NOR RACE HAD ANY SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE SAT SCORES. AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATION BETWEEN TEST SCORES AND UNRULY BEHAVIOR INDICATES THAT BETA AND SAT SCORES ARE OF LITTLE USE IN IDENTIFYING MANAGEMENT PROBLEM CASES. NO DIFFERENCES APPEARED BETWEEN GROUPS IN EITHER TEST. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FACTORS OTHER THAN INTELLIGENCE AND LEVEL OF ACADEMIC FUNCTIONING SHOULD BE APPLIED TO IDENTIFY DANGEROUS INMATES. THE ARTICLE CONTAINS A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SEVERAL STATISTICAL CHARTS. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Comparative analysis; Corrections management; Illinois; Inmate academic education; Inmates as research subjects; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Statistical analysis; Testing and measurement; Violent inmates
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=66939

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.