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Description: GOALS This project has two main goals: 1. Compare the experiences of Covid-19 lockdown with those of imprisonment, in two countries (i.e., the UK and USA) separately. 2. Examine the relative and interactive power of 'indigenous' and 'importation' approaches (as found in the imprisonment literature) to predicting experiences of Covid-19 lockdown. METHOD We have used the same survey items as used by Dhami, Ayton, & Loewenstein's (2007) study of US prisoners' adaption to imprisonment (see also Souza and Dhami's [2010] study of UK first-time and recurrent inmates' experiences). The survey items were adapted slightly in order replace terms such as "prison" with "lockdown", and to remove items irrelevant to the Covid-19 lockdown (e.g., items asking about prison guards, criminal history etc) as well as to include items relevant to the Coronavirus pandemic (e.g., items asking about symptoms). The survey is structured (quantitative), but contains two items that will be sources of qualitative data as used by Souza and Dhami (2010). We will use the prison data from the medium and low security US prisoners reported in Dhami et al. (2007) and from all UK (medium security) prisoners reported in Souza and Dhami (2010). The Covid-19 lockdown data collection began in the US and UK the w/c April 20th 2020 and was done via Prolific. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The project received ethical approval from City University, London. The project was partly funded by City University, London (Ayton) and Middlesex University, London (Dhami). REFERENCES Dhami, M. K., Ayton, P., & Loewenstein, G. (2007). Adaptation to imprisonment: Indigenous or imported? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 1085-1100. Souza, K. S., & Dhami, M. K. (2010). First-time and recurrent inmates’ experiences of imprisonment. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37, 1330-1342.


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