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Effect of Agency Scandal on Public Views Toward the Correctional System

Title: The Effect of Agency Scandal on Public Views Toward the Correctional System.
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Name(s): Christina, Mancini, author
Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-02-28
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Evidence of a corrections agency scandal involving corruption can be expected to diminish public perceptions of agency effectiveness, especially in an era in which government accountability has featured prominently in national and state criminal justice policy discourse. However, relatively little scholarly attention has studied this idea. Using 2006 public opinion survey data collected prior to and after the highly publicized resignation of a corrections department director who was investigated for and subsequently convicted of graft and mismanagement, this study examines whether a prominent corrections agency scandal exerted an appreciable effect on how the public viewed the agency’s performance. Study findings suggest that the scandal had no effect on the public’s perception of the department’s performance. Implications of the study for research and policy are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461854829 (IID), 10.1177/0734016812450026 (DOI)
Publication Note: This article published by Criminal Justice Reivew. Publisher's version can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734016812450026
Preferred Citation: Mancini, Christina, and Daniel P. Mears. 2013. “The Effect of Agency Scandal on Public Views Toward the Correctional System.” Criminal Justice Review 38(1):5-28.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461854829
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Criminal Justice Review.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 38

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Christina, M., & Mears, D. P. (2013). The Effect of Agency Scandal on Public Views Toward the Correctional System. Criminal Justice Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461854829