Prisoners’ gang-related activity: the importance of bullying and moral disengagement

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Wood, J., Moir, A. and James, M. 2009. Prisoners’ gang-related activity: the importance of bullying and moral disengagement. Psychology, Crime & Law. 15 (6), pp. 569-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/10683160802427786
AuthorsWood, J., Moir, A. and James, M.
Abstract

Gang-related activity can have a significant impact on the effective management of prisons in the UK, yet little is known about the characteristics of the prisoners involved.

In this study,141 adult male prisoners’ gang-related activity was examined in relation to their bullying behaviour and use of moral disengagement.

Results showed that prisoners most involved in gang-related activity were likely to have spent a longer total time in the prison system, be perpetrators of bullying and have high levels of moral disengagement.

Findings also show that moral disengagement partially mediates the relationship between bullying and gang-related activity. Implications for treatment programmes and the prison estate are discussed.

Year2009
JournalPsychology, Crime & Law
Journal citation15 (6), pp. 569-581
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1068-316X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10683160802427786
Official URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gpcl20/current
Publication dates
Print06 Aug 2009
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Oct 2018
Output statusPublished
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