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The attitudes of male inmates towards recidivism

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolfgram, Susan M en
dc.contributor.author Kaiser, Adam
dc.contributor.author Lewitzke, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T13:18:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T13:18:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/53362
dc.description.abstract The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world (Vacca, 2004). An existing body of research demonstrates that programs for incarcerated individuals to reduce recidivism have a positive impact(Katsiyannis, Zhang, Barrett, & Flaska, 2004). The central research question in this study was, "from the male inmate perspective, what factors contribute to reducing recidivism"? It was hypothesized that incarcerated males would agree that more programs are needed in order to help them not reoffend. The site of this nonrandom study was at a northwestern Wisconsin jail. The participants were 50 incarcerated males. Survey data was statistically analyzed using frequencies, mean comparisons, correlations, and a reliability analysis. Overall, there were a number of positive correlations among the variables with the hypothesis being supported. Cronbach's Alpha reliability was 0.884. It would be recommended that jail program directors advocate for comprehensive pre and post release services to reduce recidivism and to tailor those services needed to each individual. Implications for future research include using a larger sample and comparing groups based on age. en
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dc.rights All rights reserved. No part of this journal may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. en
dc.subject.lcsh Male prisonsers--Wisconsin en
dc.subject.lcsh Recidivism--Prevention en
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners--Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal behavior, Prediction of en
dc.title The attitudes of male inmates towards recidivism en
dc.type Article en

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