Master of Social Work (MSW)
First Committee Member
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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.
Association; Counts; Daily; Days; Detainee; Population; School; Structured; Study
Criminology; Social service; Educational counseling
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Johnson, Robert W, "A study of the association of non-structured school days with daily detainee population counts" (1992). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 255.