The Public's Perception of Probation In Nashville, Tennessee: Is Public Safety at Risk?

Juanita M Thigpen, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study examines the influence of perceptions of probation sentences and public safety in Nashville, Tennessee. The sample consisted of 253 participants at two local malls near Nashville, Tennessee. The independent variables studied were age, gender, race, income, education, residence type, employment, political belief and religion. Spearman's rho was used to measure a coefficient correlation and level of significance of the independent variables and dependent variables. Statistical significance was indicated for age, race, education, residence type, political belief and religion. There was no statistically significant relationship for gender, income or employment.^

Subject Area

Sociology, Criminology and Penology|Sociology, Public and Social Welfare

Recommended Citation

Juanita M Thigpen, "The Public's Perception of Probation In Nashville, Tennessee: Is Public Safety at Risk?" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1547312.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1547312

Share

COinS