Taylor Hartwell, master’s student in the Criminology, Law and Society Department, has received a Summer Research Fellowship from the Provost Office to complete her thesis research on staff and inmate perceptions of treatment during solitary confinement reform. Taylor’s thesis project focuses on inmate’s perceptions of mistreatment by correctional staff, and why and how inmate mistreatment occurs. She will investigate this by exploring organizational influences such as culture and role conflict on correctional staff. She hopes that by understanding the organizational factors that contribute to perceptions of mistreatment, her research will lead to recommendations for improving the living and working conditions for inmates and staff. Professor Danielle Rudes is supervising Hartwell's MA thesis research.
March 15, 2018