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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Kirk Dansereau

Degree Program

Department of Sociology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study was twofold, first to focus on and to measure quantitatively three groups of adult prisoners' attitudes and orientations toward crime and law enforcement. Secondly, the study was to determine the relationship between background characteristics of prisoners and the attitudinal variables. The analysis included data concerning the relationship of eight separate background factors - (age, marital status, church membership, education, school drop-out reason, occupation, place of residence, and criminal record) - to the crime and law enforcement variables.


Criminology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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Criminology Commons