Subjects: Selection and Characteristics

  • Edward Zamble
  • Frank J. Porporino
Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)


Before recruiting subjects for the study, we set up a series of requirements. In the first place, we decided to deal only with male prisoners. There are roughly 100 men in federal institutions in Canada for every woman. Moreover, there are major differences between the ways that men and women are treated in prison, and probably in their ways of adaptation as well (cf., Heffernan, 1972), so we could not easily treat women as a subgroup within the male population. Thus, we realized that we could not study both men and women; for this study we considered the numbers and chose to deal only with male prisoners.


Criminal Behavior Federal Institution Criminal Offense Potential Subject Criminal History 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Zamble
    • 1
  • Frank J. Porporino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Ministry of the Solicitor General of CanadaOttawaCanada

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