Item description for Prisonization: Individual and Institutional Factors Affecting Inmate Conduct (Criminal Justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)) (Criminal Justice (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).) by Wayne Gillespie...
Prisonization involves the formation of an informal inmate code and develops from both the individual characteristics of inmates and from institutional features of the prison. Its explanation involves indigenous influence theory and cultural drift theory. Gillespie's exploration of these theories is based on data from questionnaires given to over 1,000 prisoners in 30 prisons throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. Institutional data came from sources such as each state's Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. Results indicate that both the individual characteristics of inmates and institutional qualities affect prisonization and misconduct, but the institutional factors are weak predictors of behavior. Individual-level antecedents explained prisonization better than did prison-level variables.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2002
Publisher LFB Scholarly Publishing
ISBN 1931202524 ISBN13 9781931202527
Availability 72 units. Availability accurate as of May 29, 2017 07:52.
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More About Wayne Gillespie
WAYNE GILLESPIE teaches in the Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University.
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This book was my first real attempt at social scientific writing. I'd like to think that my skills have improved since 2001, but I still recommend this book. I took an innovative new statistical method (HLM) and applied it to a classic criminological issue (prisonization).