Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

First Committee Member

Hailu Abatena

Number of Pages

109

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to obtain background data and investigate the potential influence of the variables of leisure/free time, education, athletics, employment, academic failure, alcohol/drug use, peer relationships, family status, family relationships, economic status, race/ethnicity, and gender on rural daily detainee population counts for non-structured days. Comparisons were made for public school year (SY) and summer (SU). The study tested 1 hypothesis and explored 19 questions regarding the relationship of these factors to the time of incarceration. Data from a sample of 29 detained youth from Utah's Iron and Washington Counties indicate that there are general (e.g., substance use and peer relationships) and specific factors (e.g., parents marital status) which have an association with time of incarceration. Furthermore, data suggests a need for additional research on rural detention populations and the different factors which are associated with the time of incarceration.

Keywords

Association; Counts; Daily; Days; Detainee; Population; School; Structured; Study

Controlled Subject

Criminology; Social service; Educational counseling

File Format

pdf

File Size

3553.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/qnx6-j06w


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