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Collective Confinement: How Perceptions of Collective Efficacy Influence Feelings of Safety Among Individuals Living in Restricted Housing Units

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dc.contributor.advisor Rudes, Danielle S
dc.contributor.author Hartwell, Taylor Nicole
dc.creator Hartwell, Taylor Nicole
dc.date 2019-11-21
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-18T20:58:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-18T20:58:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11679
dc.description.abstract Solitary confinement (i.e., Restricted Housing Unit/RHU) is traditionally defined as a “prison within a prison” (Brown, Cambier, & Agha, 2011). Individuals residing in RHUs experience heightened rules including restricted movement and interaction. It is expected that these heightened restrictions will influence residents’ perceptions of collective efficacy and safety while residing in restricted housing. This research uses survey and semi-structured interview data collected from individuals residing in RHUs to explore perceptions of collective efficacy and safety, and more specifically examine how the presence/absence of collective efficacy influences perceptions of safety while living in RHUs. Implications for this research include extending theoretical concepts regarding collective efficacy and perceptions of safety in carceral environments. Additionally, this work provides insight on the living experiences inside restricted housing units, and practical/policy recommendations for improving prisoner, unit, and institutional safety. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject solitary confinement en_US
dc.subject restricted housing units en_US
dc.subject perceptions of safety en_US
dc.subject collective efficacy en_US
dc.title Collective Confinement: How Perceptions of Collective Efficacy Influence Feelings of Safety Among Individuals Living in Restricted Housing Units en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Criminology, Law and Society en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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