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Exploring the Link between Prison Crowding and Inmate Misconduct: A Panel Data Analysis

dc.contributor.advisorNakamura, Kiminorien_US
dc.contributor.authorGlazener, Emily Morganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T06:50:07Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T06:50:07Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M21C2H
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19021
dc.description.abstractResearch on the impact of prison crowding on inmate misconduct is mixed, with studies finding positive, negative, and null results. These inconsistencies may be due to the use of data restricted to one specific point in time as previous studies have heavily relied on cross-sectional methods. These cross-sections may or may not be representative of longer-term trends, and they do not allow for the examination of changes over time. To address this limitation, the current study utilizes state prison panel data to examine monthly within-institution changes. Using modern data gathered from January 2012 through December 2014 from a large state correctional system, this study demonstrates the utility of examining this research question longitudinally. Findings demonstrate that prison crowding leads to increases in misconduct rates, although this relationship diminishes after crowding reaches a certain threshold. However, our data did not support the expected relationship between crowding and violent misconduct specifically. Other time-varying factors were found to consistently predict misconduct and violence. Policy implications and future directions are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleExploring the Link between Prison Crowding and Inmate Misconduct: A Panel Data Analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCriminologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic policyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMisconducten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPrisonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPrison Crowdingen_US


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