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NCJ Number: 154086 Find in a Library
Title: Recidivism and Vocational Education
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:45  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1994)  Pages:158-163
Author(s): P R Wilson
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the impact a vocational education program had on the recidivism rate of youth incarcerated in the State of Colorado Department of Institutions.
Abstract: The population under study included 403 youths incarcerated between July 1984 and June 1985. The study also explored the demographic characteristics of these youths, based on the fact sheet provided by the Division of Youth Services and vocational information provided by the Colorado Community College and the Occupational Education System. The findings showed that youths who participated in the vocational training program had a significantly lower recidivism rate, while the recidivism rate for those who participated only in the academic program was significantly higher. 5 tables, 6 figures, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Colorado; Inmate vocational training; Juvenile recidivism statistics
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