Gender differences in rule breaking among prisoners in two state correctional facilities

Joe D Mount, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The Purpose of this research was to examine gender differences in rule breaking among prisoners in two State of Tennessee correctional facilities (Riverbed Maximum Security Institution and the Tennessee Prison for Women). The Tennessee Prison is exclusively for female prisoners and Riverbed Maximum Security Institution is exclusively for male prisoners. Rule breaking was defined as a violation of Tennessee Department of Correction Policy (502.05 Disciplinary Incidents) that results in a disciplinary infraction being issued to the prisoner.^ A stratified random sample of 250 male and 250 female prisoners was selected from the two prison population rosters. Disciplinary data was collected from the Tennessee Offender Management Information System (TOMIS). Data was collected on the age of each prisoner, total frequency of disciplinary infractions, the frequency of multiple disciplinary infractions, the severity of disciplinary infractions, and the category of violence of each disciplinary infraction, time served, and length of sentence. ^

Subject Area

Women's Studies|Sociology, Criminology and Penology

Recommended Citation

Joe D Mount, "Gender differences in rule breaking among prisoners in two state correctional facilities" (1996). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI9821871.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI9821871

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