American Journal of Criminal Justice

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 249–262 | Cite as

Student attitudes toward inmate privileges

  • Christopher Hensley
  • Alexis Miller
  • Mary Koscheski
  • Richard Tewksbury


Although corrections researchers have examined criminal justice students’ attitudes toward offender punishment and the death penalty, they have overlooked the important area of inmate privileges. Using data collected from 570 students enrolled at four different Southern universities, this study examines attitudinal differences between criminal justice and noncriminal justice majors in terms of providing inmates with psychological counseling, college education programs, television, cigarettes, weightlifting, and conjugal visits. No statistically significant attitudinal differences emerged between criminal justice and noncriminal justice majors.


Criminal Justice Death Penalty Hate Crime Punitive Attitude Attitudinal Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Hensley
    • 1
  • Alexis Miller
    • 2
  • Mary Koscheski
    • 1
  • Richard Tewksbury
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Correctional Research and TrainingMorehead State UniversityMorehead
  2. 2.Middle Tennessee State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of LouisvilleUSA

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