Measuring Social Capital in the Prison Setting: Lessons Learned From the Inmate Social Capital Questionnaire
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© The Author(s) 2018. Social capital has been associated with improved health outcomes. Measures of social capital have been developed specifically for different population groups, cultures, and contexts; however, there is no readily available measure for use among inmates in the prison setting. This study sought to translate a community concept into the prison setting through the development and piloting of the Inmate Social Capital Questionnaire (ISCQ). Thirty male inmates (living with hepatitis C) participated in the pilot phase of the ISCQ (n = 23 sentenced and n = 7 held on remand). Dimensions of social capital were influenced by length of incarceration (time already served as well as time to release), connections with family, and duration at current prison.
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Lafferty, L.; Treloar, C.; Guthrie, J.; Chambers, G.; Butler, Tony (2017)© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Prisoner populations are characterized by high rates of hepatitis C (HCV), up to thirty times that of the general population in Australia. Within Australian prisons, less than 1% of eligible ...
Lafferty, L.; Treloar, C.; Chambers, G.; Butler, Tony; Guthrie, J. (2016)© 2016Social capital is a valuable resource that has received little attention in the prison context. Differences in the construct and accessibility of bonding, bridging, and linking social capital exist for Aboriginal ...
Lafferty, L.; Treloar, C.; Butler, Tony; Guthrie, J.; Chambers, G. (2016)© 2016, The Author(s).Background: Social capital has been shown to be a valuable resource for improving health outcomes. However, it has received little attention in the prison setting. Dimensions of social capital in ...