Gender, Religion, and correctional orientations among a sample of juvenile justice personnel
Correctional orientations, Gender, Juvenile justice personnel, Religion
Women and Criminal Justice
Recent efforts to understand the contexts of criminal and juvenile justice case processing and outcomes have examined the effects of both structural and socio-cultural factors on decision making. In the present research, I treat both gender and religion as theoretical constructs to improve our understanding of the factors that may influence attitudes and possibly decision making. A sample of juvenile justice personnel is used to assess the extent women differ from men in their correctional orientations and what effect religion and in particular, Christian fundamentalism, has in this process. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are employed to address the interrelationships between gender, religion, and correctional orientations. The results reveal that both gender and adherence to biblical literalness, and the interrelationship between the two, are predictive of retributive and diversionary attitudes. The associations, however, are not as consistent as predicted and are more complex than portrayed by previous research. © 2000 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Leiber, Michael J., "Gender, Religion, and correctional orientations among a sample of juvenile justice personnel" (2000). Faculty Publications. 3634.