American culture tends to prioritize punishment and retaliation in various aspects of society, such as the criminal justice system and school discipline. It contrasts this punitive approach with the concept of restorative justice, which aims to repair harm and...
Research by Wolff, Aizpurua, Peng: Reducing the Methodological Heterogeneity (“Noise”) in the Literature Predicting In-Prison Interpersonal Harm in Male Populations
The dynamic literature on in-prison interpersonal harm includes both parts of the public health approach but theoretical and methodological “noise” in this literature limits its instrumental utility to build effective prevention strategies. Multilevel logistic regression was used to predict four types of interpersonal harm using theoretically grounded individual and prison-level covariates that are supported by the empirical literature.
Research: Wolff Co-Authors Study on the Prevalence of Prison-based Physical and Sexual Victimization
A recent article co-authored by Nancy Wolff is the first systematic review of the prevalence of prison-based physical and sexual victimization that includes a sufficient number of samples to perform data synthesis, meta-analyses, and a quantitative assessment of sources of heterogeneity between studies.