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ERIC Number: EJ863292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Assessing the Therapeutic Environment in Hybrid Models of Treatment: Prisoner Perceptions of Staff
Kubiak, Sheryl Pimlott
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n2 p85-100 2009
Hybrid treatment models within prisons are staffed by both criminal justice and treatment professionals. Because these models may be indicative of future trends, examining the perceptions of prisoners/participants may provide important information. This study examines the perceptions of male and female inmates in three prisons, comparing those in therapeutic "hybrid" units (n = 701), with those in non-therapeutic units (n = 329). Inmates in therapeutic units had significantly more positive perceptions of the environment, as well as both staff groups, than inmates within the same prison in non-therapeutic units. Regression analyses suggest specific staff characteristics are associated with these positive feelings and are different for each staff group. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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