Rates of disorder in higher-custody state prisons: A comparative analysis of managerial practices

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Abstract

Despite the rise of the prison management movement, little research has been conducted assessing the outcomes associated with different managerial practices in American prisons. One factor that has slowed the development of research in this area is the challenge of operationalizing the interrelated administrative components that guide prison operations. Using past research as a conceptual base, this study evaluates the performance of managerial practices by conducting a series of post hoc comparisons of subjective levels of disorder. The findings do not support the hypothesis that prisons that adhere to highly formalized managerial practices are most effective at combating disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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