A Stake in Conformity: Voluntary Running at a Juvenile Community Correctional Facility

by Exline, Erica L.

Abstract (Summary)
This project examines the perceived effects of a voluntary running program at a juvenile community correctional facility. It fills a gap in sociological and criminological literature, and explores ways in which social bond theory and social bond theory through the life course can deepen our understanding of the effects of such programs. This project employs within-method data triangulation from a qualitative paradigm, making use of fieldnotes, in-depth interviews, and journal entries. The findings suggest that the running program has the potential to increase the four social bonds (attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief) of participants to society and may, in turn, lead to future desistance from criminal activities.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:community corrections program evaluations social bond theory life course running


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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