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NCJ Number: NCJ 242712     Find in a Library
Title: Work History and Educational Characteristics of Incarcerated Males
Author(s): Rebecca S. Curtis ; Nicholas C. Derzis ; Margaret E. Shippen ; Kate Racoff Musgrove ; Holly Brigman
  Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:64  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:36 to 49
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This article examines the work histories and educational characteristics of incarcerated adult males.
Abstract: The educational background and work history of adult incarcerated males who were 90 days or less from release were examined in the present study. The Vocational and Educational History Questionnaire (VEHQ), the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests Revised/Normative Update, and the Basic Achievement of Common Knowledge and Skills were given to offenders (n=155) housed in 2 medium security prisons in central Alabama to gather quantitative and qualitative data. The results align with previous research indicating a lack of educational achievement and work history among inmates. Implications stemming from the inaccessibility for offenders to vocational and general educational opportunities are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Inmate characteristics
Index Term(s): Adult education ; Education ; Educational benefits ; Inmate academic education ; Correctional education programs ; Corrections education ; Inmate Education Assistance Programs ; Alabama
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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