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Using Structural Equations to Model the Relationships between Procedural Justice, Risky Lifestyles, and Violent Inmate Misconduct

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Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76901, USA
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705, USA
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Department of Industrial Security, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 7927; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217927
Received: 19 September 2020 / Revised: 16 October 2020 / Accepted: 26 October 2020 / Published: 29 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Protection and Health Promotion in Prison)
Prior research has consistently shown that perceptions of procedural justice promote individuals’ compliance with the law. Several studies have also identified mechanisms that explain the association between perceptions of procedural justice and compliance (e.g., social identity). However, the potential role of risky behaviors as a mediator of the association between procedural justice and compliance remains unexplored. This study examined whether risky behaviors can mediate the relationship between procedural justice and violent inmate misconduct. Data for this study were derived from a sample of 986 incarcerated felons in South Korea. The present study employed structural equation modeling to test how risky lifestyles mediate the association between procedural justice and violent misconduct. The results showed that procedural justice reduced violent inmate misconduct. Additionally, the mediation hypothesis received partial support: the direct effect of procedural justice on violent misconduct was partially mediated by involvement in risky activities. Taken together, the results highlight the importance of the interrelationship between procedural justice, risky lifestyles, and violent misconduct in a prison setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: prisoners; violent inmate misconduct; procedural justice; risky lifestyles prisoners; violent inmate misconduct; procedural justice; risky lifestyles
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Choi, J.; Ishoy, G.A.; Lee, J. Using Structural Equations to Model the Relationships between Procedural Justice, Risky Lifestyles, and Violent Inmate Misconduct. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7927.

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