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1. Smith, Jennifer Lee. Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail.

Degree: MA, Criminal Justice, 2012, Penn State University

The financial and social costs of incarceration are issues of concern, especially when multiple family members are processed through the system. The current study seeks to identify and describe low-risk, medium-risk, and high-risk families within a Pennsylvania County jail. Using official incarceration data, a subsample of individuals admitted to the jail during July to December 2009 was selected as study participants. Next, twenty years of official incarceration data from 1990-2009 were searched in an effort to identify family members of study participants and determine the level of risk for each known family. Finally, this work examines the extent to which families of varying levels of risk are represented among jail admissions during that time period. Similar to the findings of prior research, it was hypothesized that a small percentage of families will account for a large percentage of all admissions to the jail during the study time period (Farrington, Barnes & Lambert, 1996; Farrington, Jolliffe, Loeber, Stouthhamer-Loeber & Kalb, 2001). Also, a comparison of various factors (e.g., individual number of admissions to the jail, race, gender, marital status, number of dependents at first admission, religiosity and age at first admission) are used to describe each family risk group. A discussion of the financial and social costs of high-risk families to county system resources and communities is provided.

Subjects/Keywords: criminality; intergenerational transmition; family studies; jail admissions

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APA (6th Edition):

Smith, J. L. (2012). Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail. (Masters Thesis). Penn State University. Retrieved from https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/13756

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smith, Jennifer Lee. “Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail.” 2012. Masters Thesis, Penn State University. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/13756.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smith, Jennifer Lee. “Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail.” 2012. Web. 22 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Smith JL. Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Penn State University; 2012. [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/13756.

Council of Science Editors:

Smith JL. Intergenerational Offending: An Analysis of Families in Jail. [Masters Thesis]. Penn State University; 2012. Available from: https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/13756

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