In this study, researchers are examining the relationship between offending and victimization. Situational factors will be assessed through 3 different interview designs with recently admitted male prison inmates.
- Principal Investigator: Richard Felson, Ph.D. Department of Sociology & Criminology (email@example.com)
- Co-Investigator: Mark Berg, Ph.D., Indiana University
About the Project
- 4 year NIJ-funded study about the relationship between offending and victimization.
- Comparing recently admitted male prison inmates and a similar non-offender sample. Inmates include violent and non-violent offenders.
- Why are offenders more likely to be victimized in disputes?
- What situational factors are involved in this phenomenon?
- 3 different interview designs assessing attributes of the antagonist, whether offenders were victims of violence, and mediating variables such as frequency of drinking and involvement in illegal activities.
- The comparison sample will be drawn from inmates’ contacts who are of similar age and background and have not been in serious trouble with the law.
- Data analysis is in progress.
- Results will provide valuable information to help explain why offenders are more likely to be victimized in disputes.