Daniel Butler publishes study about Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory in the Journal of Criminal Justice

Daniel Butler, assistant professor of sociology, is the sole author of a study titled, “An Examination of Inmate Adjustment Stratified by Time Served in Prison,” published in the Sept. 5 online edition of the Journal of Criminal Justice.

In the study, Butler uses the Differential Coercion and Social Support (DCSS) Theory to examine whether coercion and social support influence assault misconducts, institutionalized resistance and mental health outcomes across different periods of time served. He concludes that interventions and treatment programs should focus on developing prosocial interpersonal relationships between inmates and correctional staff.

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