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ERIC Number: EJ896016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Social Support and Feelings of Hostility among Released Inmates
Hochstetler, Andy; DeLisi, Matt; Pratt, Travis C.
Crime & Delinquency, v56 n4 p588-607 Oct 2010
There is broad consensus that the strains of imprisonment and unsupported release affect offenders' mental health and operate to the detriment of their chances of successful reintegration. Drawing on data from 208 male inmates, the authors examine the mediating and moderating influences of social support on the links between inmates' perceptions of prison conditions and other background variables on parolees' feelings of hostility--a factor theoretically linked to reoffending--upon release. The results demonstrate that social support partially or completely mediates background characteristics and conditions the influence of prison perceptions on released inmates' levels of hostility. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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