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"Experts" and Diagnosis in Correctional Agencies
Crime & Delinquency (1974)
  • Neal Shover, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Almost three years as a caseworker in correctional institutions and interviews with twelve practitioners in the field underlie this study of institutional diagnosis, or classification. The procedure was essentially to determine the process by which novice prepro fessional employees learn the techniques and diagnostic argot of institutions, interview and "diagnose" inmates, and train their successors.
Publication Date
October, 1974
Citation Information
Neal Shover. ""Experts" and Diagnosis in Correctional Agencies" Crime & Delinquency Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (1974)
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