Wood, J.L. and Moir, A. and James, M. (2009) Prisoners’ gang-related activity: the importance of bullying and moral disengagement. Psychology Crime and Law, 15 (6). pp. 569-581. ISSN 1068-316x.
Gang-related activity can have a significant impact on the effective management of prisons in the UK, yet little is known about the characteristics of the prisoners involved. I it this study, 141 adult male prisoners' gang-related activity was examined in relation to their bullying behaviour and use of moral disengagement. Results showed that prisoners most involved in gang-related activity were likely to have spent a longer total time in the prison system, be perpetrators of bullying and have high levels of moral disengagement. Findings also show that moral disengagement partially mediates the relationship between bullying and gang-related activity Implications for treatment programmes and the prison estate are discussed.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||moral disengagement; prison gangs; bullying|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Jane Wood|
|Date Deposited:||27 Nov 2009 16:29|
|Last Modified:||31 Oct 2011 13:48|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20143 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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