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Solitary Refinement: A Nuanced Look at Public Knowledge and Opinion of Restrictive Housing


Abstract Many working in the criminal justice system and beyond are trying to ascertain whether there should be continued use of restricted housing or solitary confinement. This study examines knowledge of and general support for restrictive housing. Using randomly assigned, factorial vignettes, the survey manipulates populations and reasons for placement in restrictive housing to determine situational support for the correctional practice. Results indicate that among a sample of students (N=363), little is known about restrictive housing, despite substantial exposure to both fiction and nonfiction media on the subject. Averages of approval ratings indicate the public is neutral on whether the practice is humane, including its placement procedures a... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ruffner, Chelsea (Author) / Wright, Kevin (Advisor) / Telep, Cody (Committee member) / Young, Jacob (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / public knowledge / public opinion / restrictive housing / solitary confinement
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 64 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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