Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Frederick W. Preston

Number of Pages

147

Abstract

This thesis attempts to establish a link between the variables of self-worth and certainty of punishment. The focus of this work centers around the administration of a questionnaire to inmates of four penal institutions (n = 219). The sites visited were the Stewart-Mojave Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Southern Nevada Desert Correctional Centers in Jean and Indian Springs, Nevada; and the California Correctional Center in Tehachapi, California; Chapter one is an introduction and a review of the literature. This includes the plan of the study and background into the problem. Chapter two explains the concepts and discusses prior studies relating to measuring crime and deterrence. Chapter three is a discussion of the methodology, design and administration of the questionnaire. Chapter four is the findings section. Chapter five is the conclusion, where comments are made on the results of the questionnaire, future studies and the relevance of this thesis.

Keywords

Certainty; Measuring; Populations; Prison; Punishment; Self worth

Controlled Subject

Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

4.06 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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