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Unpacking Prison Culture: The Role of Staff Relationships

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dc.contributor.advisor Rudes, Danielle Ingel, Sydney
dc.creator Ingel, Sydney 2020-05-04 2020-06-30T20:39:29Z 2020-06-30T20:39:29Z
dc.description.abstract Prison staff, especially non-custodial staff, remain an under-researched, yet important component of carceral life. These staff often play crucial roles in day-to-day prison activities/practices working as counselors, educators, and work supervisors. Using interview (N=140) and survey (N=289) data collected from staff in six Pennsylvania prisons, this study examines the depth and quality of staff relationships (with each other and with residents) and the effects of those relationships on staff perceptions of prison culture. Additionally, this paper examines how demographic variables (e.g., institution, staff position, race, and age) potentially contribute to the existence of staff subcultures within prisons. Ultimately, this study provides insight into the organizational culture of prisons through staff relationships with others within the penal environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject prison staff en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject collective efficacy en_US
dc.subject relationships en_US
dc.title Unpacking Prison Culture: The Role of Staff Relationships en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society en_US Master's en_US Criminology, Law and Society en_US George Mason University en_US

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