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NCJ Number: 229609 Find in a Library
Title: Faith and Moral Development: A Case Study of a Jail-Based Correctional Education Program
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:60  Issue:4  Dated:December 2009  Pages:343-358
Author(s): Karen Swanson
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 16
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the impact of faith-based programs in correctional facilities.
Abstract: Increasingly, faith-based programs have provided curriculum in correctional facilities to meet the challenge of rehabilitating offenders. To attempt to identify the impact of such instruction, this qualitative case study examines the faith and moral development of the participants in one such program. Through interviews, observations, document studies, and video tape analysis; the author attempted to understand the participants' perspectives about their development within the context of the program. Emergent themes identified that participants' cognition, volition, and relationships lead to faith and moral development. Several sub-themes were also identified. Findings suggest that the development of faith and morality are concomitant, and that while all three aspects – cognitions, volition, and relationships – are needed for faith and moral growth, community relationships are of paramount importance to developing and sustaining faith and morality. Figures and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Faith-Based Inmate Assistance Programs
Index Term(s): Education-crime relationships; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Moral development; Religion
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