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NCJ Number: 83656 Find in a Library
Title: Sex and Occupational Socialization Among Prison Guards - A Longitudinal Study
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:9  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1982)  Pages:159-176
Author(s): B M Crouch; G P Alpert
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
Grant Number: BG-2
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The degree and direction of attitudinal change among prison guards across their careers is a question relevant to both prison theory and policy. This study reports how punitive and aggressive attitudes of male and female prison guards changed over the first critical six months on the job.
Abstract: Male guards became more, and female guards became less, punitive and aggressive. Explanations for these divergent trends are presented. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Role perception
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the 1980 meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California
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