Faculty Publications

Title

Security level and adjustment patterns in juvenile institutions

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Criminal Justice

Volume

14

Issue

2

First Page

135

Last Page

145

Abstract

The security level of coeducational juvenile correctional institutions in the United States influences residents' adherence to the peer culture in ways similar to those found in inmate codes within adult correctional institutions. This study, based on a survey of 515 residents in five training schools in one southeastern state, shows that adherence to the peer culture is greatest within the maximum and minimum security institutions. Elements examined in this study pertaining to peer culture include informant activity among peers, aggression toward peers, distrust of staff, manipulation of staff, and aggression toward staff. © 1986.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1986

DOI of published version

10.1016/0047-2352(86)90061-9

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