Thesis Title

Federal Bureau of Prison Wardens' Correctional Orientation to Rehabilitation

Date of Graduation

Summer 1995

Degree

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Committee Chair

Mark Rushefsky

Subject Categories

Public Administration

Abstract

Over the past two decades, the ideology governing correctional policy has been transformed, it is claimed, from a liberal-rehabilitative orientation to a more conservative-punitive orientation. Little empirical information is available, however, on whether those who manage correctional institutions, prison wardens, exhibit a punitive or reformative orientataion to their work. Data from a survey of Federal Bureau of Prison Wardens indicate that while placing a prime emphasis on maintaining custody and institutional order, the correctional orientation was not influenced by individual, career, and/or organizational variables.

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© Mary Lynn Kinkade

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