The Seriousness of Inmate Induced Prison Violence: An Analysis of Correctional Personnel Perceptions
Few studies exist indicating how correctional personnel perceive the seriousness of prison violence. This study surveyed sixty-six correctional employees regarding their perceptions of the seriousness of prison violence, the need for outside police intervention, and the role of news reporting of prison violence incidents. The results supported the hypothesis that correctional employees perceived inmate-induced violence in which inmates were victims as less serious than violence directed against correctional staff.
Braswell, Michael C.; and Miller, Larry S.. 1989. The Seriousness of Inmate Induced Prison Violence: An Analysis of Correctional Personnel Perceptions. Journal of Criminal Justice. Vol.17(1). 47-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/0047-2352(89)90066-4 ISSN: 0047-2352