Society's Perceptions about Ex-Offenders

Mohammad Afghani, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study is aimed to measure if there was a statistically significant difference in how the gender, age, religion, marital status of Tennessee State University students effects on their perceptions about ex-offenders. The study was conducted through quantitative research methods, which focused on statistical data related to the issue in question. Simple convenience sampling method was also used to measure Tennessee State university students about their perceptions about ex-offenders. In this, all participants involved in the survey were issued questionnaires to give responses on their divergent views on the matter. The independent variables consisted of the four variables which are the gender, age, religion, and marital status. On the other hand, the dependent variable consisted of the Likert scale statements regarding society's perceptions about ex-offenders. Analysis of the data was conducted to determine if there is a statistically significant difference in the perceptions of the gender, age, religion, and marital status of Tennessee State university students of the effects of society's perceptions about ex-offenders. Consequently, the four null hypotheses, which are the gender, age, religion, and marital status were not rejected.^

Subject Area

Criminology

Recommended Citation

Mohammad Afghani, "Society's Perceptions about Ex-Offenders" (2016). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10158556.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10158556

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