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Social climate within an adolescent medium-secure facility

Langdon, Peter E., Cosgrave, Nicola, Tranah, Troy (2004) Social climate within an adolescent medium-secure facility. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 48 (4). pp. 504-515. ISSN 0306-624X. (doi:10.1177/0306624X03261559) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36133)

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Abstract

The objectives of the study were to investigate the social climate of two different types of units (open vs. secure) contained within the same South London adolescent medium-secure facility. Two hypotheses were generated: (a) adolescents would rate the social climate of the whole facility in a more negative direction than staff and (b) adolescents and staff would rate the social climate of the open units in a more positive direction than the social climate of the secure units. 43 adolescents and 49 staff members from the open units and the secure units were recruited and completed the Correctional Institutions Environment Scale (CIES), a measure of social climate. Overall, adolescents tended to rate the facility in a more negative direction. All participants rated the open units in a more positive direction than secure units. However, on selected subscales there were differences. The findings of this study suggest that adolescents and staff may perceive their shared social climate differently. This may have implications for those attempting to develop positive social climates within secure services.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0306624X03261559
Uncontrolled keywords: social climate; ward atmosphere; adolescence; secure unit; CIES
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 13:42 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36133 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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