Direct correspondence to: Francis T. Cullen, Department of Criminal Justice, Mail Location 389, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 -0389. For their assistance on this project, we would like to thank Paula Brillinger, Karen Feinberg, Julie Jodarski. Elizabeth Knost, Rend Kopache, and Roger Stuebing.
THE CORRECTIONAL ORIENTATION OF PRISON WARDENS: IS THE REHABILITATIVE IDEAL SUPPORTED?*
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 69–92, February 1993
How to Cite
CULLEN, F. T., LATESSA, E. J., BURTON, V. S. and LOMBARDO, L. X. (1993), THE CORRECTIONAL ORIENTATION OF PRISON WARDENS: IS THE REHABILITATIVE IDEAL SUPPORTED?. Criminology, 31: 69–92. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1993.tb01122.x
Francis T. Cullen is Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. He is author of Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory and coauthor of Criminology, Criminological Theory, Corporate Crime Under Attack. and Reaffirming Rehabilitation. He is the incoming president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Edward J. Latessa is Professor and Head of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. His publications include Probation and Parole in America. Introduction to Research Methods in Criminal Justice, and Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice. He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Velmer S. Burton, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. He has published articles in the areas of criminology, corrections, and mental health. He is the co-editor of Contemporary Criminological Theory (in press). He also has served as secretary of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.
Lucien X. Lombardo is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. He has published extensively in the area of corrections. He is author of Guards Imprisoned, now in its second edition.
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2006
Over the past two decades, the ideology ostensibly governing correctional policy has been transformed, it is claimed, from liberal-rehabilitative to conservative-punitive. Little empirical in formation is available, however, on whether those who manage correctional institutions—prison wardens—manifest a punitive or reformative orientation to their work Data from a national survey indicate that, while placing a prime emphasis on maintaining custody and institutional order, wardens remain supportive of rehabilitation. Levels of support for treatment, moreover, are only modestly influenced by individual, career, organizational, and contextual variables.