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NCJ Number: 123343 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Higher Education: Reduced Recidivism?
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:41  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1990)  Pages:28-31
Author(s): M O'Neil
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A great deal of the post-release success of inmates depends upon the treatment received during incarceration.
Abstract: The success or failure of any specific treatment depends upon the support given by both the public and the prison administration. There are laws in support of basic K-12 education for those incarcerated. However, there is a tremendous gap in opportunities for these people when it comes to higher education. In an attempt to determine if post-secondary correctional education bears significant impact on the post-release success of past offenders, this study sought to determine if there was a lower rate of recidivism among those who had participated in post-secondary education while incarcerated as compared to the recidivism found among those who qualified for such a program but did not attend. 5 tables, 11 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Inmate academic education
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Higher education; Recidivism
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