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NCJ Number: 67189 Find in a Library
Title: CURRENT SECURITY LEVEL OF WESTERN REGION MALE INMATES - A SURVEY - INTERIM REPORT
Author(s): H E CAVIOR; H KITCHENER; A SCHMIDT
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 32
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TABLES ARE PRESENTED FROM A SURVEY OF ALL INMATES IN INSTITUTIONS WITH A DESIGNATED SECURITY LEVEL IN KENTUCKY'S WESTERN REGION; THE SURVEY WAS TO PREDICT THE LONG-RANGE IMPACT OF THE DESIGNATION PROCEDURE.
Abstract: THE SURVEY FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE PRESENTED. TABLES ILLUSTRATE THE SAMPLE SIZE BY INSTITUTIONS, BY INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITY LEVEL, AND FOR THE TOTAL POPULATION OF EACH INSTITUTION IN THE STUDY. THE NUMBER OF BEDS AVAILABLE AT EACH SECURITY LEVEL IS ALSO TABULATED, BASED ON THE OPERATING CAPACITY OF EACH INSTITUTION, AS WELL AS THE ACTUAL CAPACITY OF THE INSTITUTIONS. ANOTHER TABLE SHOWS THE NUMBER OF MEN WHO WOULD REQUIRE TRANSFER TO HIGHER SECURITY LEVEL INSTITUTIONS (823 OR 17.4 PERCENT) AND LOWER SECURITY LEVEL INSTITUTIONS (2,515 OR 52.8 PERCENT). SIX TABLES EXAMINE THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS PROJECTED FOR THE TOTAL POPULATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, CENTRAL MONITORING CASES, SENTENCE PROCEDURE, SENTENCE GROUP, AND RACE OR ETHNICITY, FOR AVERAGE AGES AT THE TIME OF THE STUDY AND AVERAGE SENTENCE LENGTHS OF THE SURVEY SAMPLE BY INSTITUTION AND BY SECURITY LEVEL; AND FOR THE RESULTS OF AN ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE. THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF THE TOTAL SCORES WITHIN SECURITY LEVELS FOR THE SURVEY POPULATION IS SHOWN IN HISTOGRAM FORM. TWO MORE TABLES PRESENT THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF POINTS RECEIVED ON EACH ITEM ON THE SECURITY LEVEL FORM BY INSTITUTION AND SECURITY LEVEL. OTHER TABLES PRESENT THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION BY SECURITY LEVEL FOR EACH ITEM FOR THE SURVEY SAMPLE. FINALLY, CORRELATIONS BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF POINTS ON EACH ITEMS AND SECURITY LEVEL ARE TABULATED, AS ARE THE RESULTS OF A STEPWISE MULTIPLE REGRESSION. NO INFORMATION ON THE VALIDITY OF THE INSTRUMENT IS PRESENTED AS THE COMPARATIVE STUDY IS NOT COMPLETED (APRIL 1978).
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Inmates; Kentucky; Maximum security; Medium security; Minimum security; Surveys
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