Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Criminal Justice Sciences
There is an increasing need to understand the environment confined juveniles are exposed to in America. This study examines the conditions of confinement for juveniles in detention facilities, mainly focusing on the indices of control, care, quality of life, and programs for confined youths. The study further examines how these confinement conditions are associated with juvenile detention officers’ level of concern with the facility operation. Anonymous Likert scale surveys were administered to active juvenile detention officers. Results from this study provide better insight into understanding performance-based standards in juvenile detention facilities and specify what areas need to be improved for sufficient care of youth.
Patterson, Megan, "Understanding Juvenile Correctional Officers' Perceptions about Safety and Care of Youth in Their Facilities" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1612.