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dc.contributor.advisorBrunsma, David L.eng
dc.contributor.authorSchlosser, Jennifer A., 1982-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Boonvilleeng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 23, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the task of assessing prisoner identity and redefining "victimless crimes" in the sociological literature. This paper will report on the results of 8, 1.5 hour interviews conducted at Boonville Corrections Center (BCC) in Missouri. The interviews were conducted with inmates currently incarcerated for committing victimless crimes. A timeline was constructed for each of the participants and individual "identity moments" were extracted from the data and compared for patterns through narratives. By asking questions associated with the inmates' previous living environments and through calculating their scores on a locus of control scale, (Pettijohn, 1992) I found that the inmates' identities become fragmented which leads to a heightened sense of failure when they resort to patterns of drug dealing and use. Thus, these divergent identities, as a result of high internal loci of control and an opposing recognition of a lack of environmental structure, encourage the inmates to become further entrenched in patterns of failure.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb57891928eng
dc.identifier.oclc84907141eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4527
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4527eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- Identificationeng
dc.subject.lcshCrimes without victimseng
dc.subject.lcshFailure (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshPrisons -- Sociological aspectseng
dc.titleAssessing prisoner identity and redefining victimless crimes: an analysis of prisoners at Boonville Corrections Centereng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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