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NCJ Number: 78577 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of the Parents of Male Inmates With and Without Drug Abuse Problems
Journal: Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1980)  Pages:41-54
Author(s): R C Page; M King; R Pass; D Glenn
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ninety-eight inmates of a large men's prison were administered a family questionnaire for this research. The perceptions of inmates with and without drug abuse problems were compared in the following areas: characteristics of parents, characteristics of stepparents, violence in the family, and planned future contact with parents.
Abstract: The results showed that inmates with drug abuse problems perceived their fathers more negatively than inmates without drug problems but that there were very few differences between the ways these groups of inmates perceived their mothers. Implications for treatment were discussed. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminality prediction; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Drug abuse; Families of inmates; Social classes
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