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Correctional personnel attitudes toward crime causation: free will or determinism?

Date

1998

Authors

Rhineberger, Gayle M., author
Turner, Ronny E., committee member

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Abstract

For the past several decades interest in correctional personnel has grown steadily. However, little has been written on their attitudes toward crime causation. This study analyzes the results of a survey given to 271 correctional personnel. Using a free will/determinism dichotomy, correctional personnel attitudes toward crime causation are discussed. An analysis of the effects personal (e.g. age, gender) and occupational (e.g. years of correctional experience) characteristics have on predicting how personnel view crime causation is provided. Perceptions of correctional staff on how other members of the criminal justice system (e.g. police, society, judges, Department of Corrections) view crime causation is also discussed.

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1998 Summer.
Includes bibliographical references.

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Correctional personnel -- Attitudes
Criminal behavior

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