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Positive Administrative Control: A Construct for Assessing Managerial Influences on Rates of Misconduct in Prison

Abstract The most prominent theories for explaining the incidence and prevalence of misconduct in prison are deprivation (Clemmer, 1940; Sykes, 1958; Colvin, 1992), importation (Irwin and Cressey, 1962; Harer and Steffensmeier, 1996; Cao Zhao, and Van Dine, 1997), and administrative control (DiIulio, 1987; Useem and Kimball, 1989; Useem and Reisig, 1999). Administrative control does not supersede deprivation and importation theories, but rather adds to them by asserting quality management is essential for the maintenance of an orderly environment jeopardized by the effects of deprivation and importation. Even though research has supported administrative control, researchers have disagreed over which aspects of management are most effective for miti... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Benefiel, Rodger Chesley (Author) / Spohn, Cassia (Advisor) / Hepburn, John R (Committee member) / Griffin, Marie L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Sociology / Administrative Control / Inmate Misconduct / Prison Leadership / Prison Management / Social Exchange
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 231 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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