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NCJ Number: 68173 Find in a Library
Title: ADAPTATION PATTERNS OF INCARCERATED FEMALE DELINQUENTS
Journal: JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JOURNAL  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(MAY 1980)  Pages:35-47
Author(s): M T ZINGRAFF; R M ZINGRAFF
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEPRIVATION MODEL AND THE IMPORTATION MODEL FOR EXPLAINING FEMALE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS' ADAPTATION TO IMPRISONMENT, 137 FEMALE INMATES OF A STATE FACILITY WERE STUDIED.
Abstract: THE DEPRIVATION MODEL EMPHASIZES PRESSURES GENERATED FROM WITHIN THE INSTITUTION, WHILE THE IMPORTATION MODEL EMPHASIZES PREINSTITUTIONAL AND EXTRAINSTITUTIONAL VARIABLES. STUDY SUBJECTS INCLUDED ALL BUT SIX OF THE TOTAL INMATE POPULATION. QUESTIONNAIRES AND INSTITUTIONAL RECORDS WERE USED TO COLLECT DATA. MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT BOTH OF THE THEORETICAL MODELS ARE SIGNIFICANT PREDICTORS OF PRISONIZATION. INTEGRATING THE TWO MODELS WOULD BE THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY TO CREATE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF INMATE ADAPTATION TO CONFINEMENT. RESULTS ALSO INDICATED THAT FEMALE DELINQUENTS' ADAPTATION TO INCARCERATION IS LARGELY COMPARABLE TO THE PATTERN INDICATED IN PRIOR RESEARCH ON MALES. IN CONTRAST TO EXISTING RESEARCH AND TO POPULAR OPINION ABOUT FEMALES, FEMALE DELINQUENTS DO BECOME PRISONIZED AND THE DETERMINANTS OF THIS SOCIALIZATION PROCESS ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE REPORTED IN STUDIES OF MALE ADAPTATION PATTERNS. WHILE DIFFERENCES MAY EXIST BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE ADAPTATIONS TO CONFINEMENT, SIMILARITIES MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT FOR RESOCIALIZATION THEORY AND PRACTICE. EFFORTS TO DISCERN THESE SIMILARITIES ARE NEEDED. TABLES, A DISCUSSION OF THE EXISTING LITERATURE, 47 REFERENCES, AND AN APPENDIX PRESENTING SAMPLE SCALE ITEMS FOR VARIABLES USED IN THE STUDY ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents; Models; Prisonization
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