Greetings everyone! I am a PhD student studying community psychology at Wichita State University. My research area is criminal justice (particularly corrections) and for my dissertation I would like to explore the quality of institutional food as a way to measure quality of life. This study is open to the public, and you do not need to have been incarcerated to participate. This survey is completely anonymous, and no personal information will be recorded. The official description follows:
You are invited to participate in a study of perceptions of food quality in correctional facilities.
The intended purpose of this research is to collect public opinions regarding the quality of food in correctional institutions and what personal factors (demographics, punitive attitudes, emotional empathy, media consumption, etc.) contribute to one's perceptions and ideals of food quality. The results of this study will serve to inform stakeholders in the criminal justice system if changes to current policy and/or practice are needed.
Participants will be asked to complete an online survey about their experiences and beliefs about food quality in correctional facilities.
You must be at least 18 years of age or older, and live in the United States to participate in this study.
This study has been approved by the Wichita State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) #4406
Researchers: Rosalind Herkommer, reherkommer [at] shockers [dot] wichita [dot] edu; Dr. Rhonda Lewis, rhonda [dot] lewis [at] wichita [dot] edu