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NCJ Number: 94000 Find in a Library
Title: Sex and Sexual Aggression in Federal Prisons - Inmate Involvement and Employee Impact
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:48  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1984)  Pages:46-53
Author(s): P L Nacci; T R Kane
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Annotation: This study presents profiles of inmate participants and targets in homosexual liaisons; correctional officers' attitudes toward inmate protection, the prevention of homosexual activity, the danger of sexual assault in prisons, and job satisfaction; and a plan for reducing inmate homosexual activity.
Abstract: In addition to providing profiles of participants and targets in homosexual liaisons, information is also provided on motives, the use of violence, and targets' and participants' approach to conflict resolution. The results of a survey of 500 correctional officers in the 17 correctional institutions studied indicate high morale and a willingness to protect inmates from sexual assault and deter inmates from consensual homosexual acts; however, the data indicate that officers' motivation in these areas can be improved. In an effective plan for reducing homosexuality in prisons, inmates should be informed that homosexual acts will not be permitted and that officers will take steps to prevent such activity. Inmates should also be instructed in how to minimize cues that tend to encourage homosexual advances. Officers should be trained in the dynamics of homosexual behavior in prisons and what they can do to help prevent it. Family visits and furloughs cannot be expected to reduce homosexual activity in prisons and neither will the institutional segregation of homosexual inmates. Data on motives for homosexual assaults in prisons should be maintained as a basis for developing policy to reduce such behavior. Seven bibliographic listings are provided.
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes; Corrections policies; Federal correctional facilities; Homosexuality; Inmates
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