Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

Terance D. Miethe

Number of Pages

118

Abstract

The latest movement in trying to combat the U.S. crime problem is through "faith-based" corrections. These programs are in the infancy stages and minimal data are present at this time to illustrate true effectiveness of such programs. This study is a theoretical evaluation of such programs and incorporates a framework from Gary LaFree (1988). Results indicate that "faith-based" programs tend to be one dimensional and in order for them to work properly they must be set up in conjunction with other institutional changes. Often other theories can incorporate the dimension of religion, yet religion alone, such as through "faith-based" programs, has minimal affect on criminal behavior. As it is used in conjunction with dramatic institutional changes, "faith-bases" programs can indeed help combat crime, as it is used as part of structure rather than used as a program to dissolve crime.

Keywords

Based; Bliss; Corrections; Crime; Damnation; Faith; Hellfire; Look

Controlled Subject

Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2396.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/87da-ed37


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