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NCJ Number: 67955 Find in a Library
Title: OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE FOR OFFENDERS - A COMPETENCY BASED APPROACH
Author(s): ANONYMOUS
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY FOCUSES ON CORRECTIONS EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN OHIO TO DETERMINE THE SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES NECESSARY IN SUCH PROGRAMS AS PERCEIVED BY INMATES, EDUCATORS, PAROLEES, AND PAROLE OFFICERS.
Abstract: SUBJECTS WERE SLECTED THROUGH QUOTA SAMPLING IN ORDER TO COOPERATE WITH SECURITY REGULATIONS WITHIN THE INSTITUTIONS. INMATES WERE SELECTED FROM MALES IN MAXIMUM, MEDIUM, AND MINIMUM SECURITY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS WELL AS FROM WOMEN IN A REFORMATORY. DATA WERE ALSO GATHERED FROM PAROLE OFFICERS AND FROM THE ADULT PAROLE AUTHORITY. THE TOTAL SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 39 CORRECTIONS EDUCATORS, 16 PAROLE OFFICERS, 97 PAROLEES, AND 337 INMATES. THE BASIC DESIGN OF THE STUDY INSTRUMENT FOLLOWED THE PATTERN OF THE ADULT PERFORMANCE LEVEL (APL) STRUCTURE. THERE WERE 11 VARIABLES THAT PERTAINED TO THE FACTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE. VARIABLES INCLUDED PREVIOUS JOBS HELD, GOOD RELATIONS WITH OTHERS, AND APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. RESPONDENTS RATED EACH VARIABLE ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 4, WITH A RATING INDICATING A MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR. INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN INDIVIDUAL GROUPS. INMATES, PAROLEES, PAROLE OFFICERS, AND CORRECTIONS EDUCATORS WERE INTERVIEWED AS SEPARATE GROUPS. CHI SQUARE ANALYSIS AND PERCENTAGE FOR EACH VARIABLE WERE COMPUTED ACCORDING TO RESPONDENTS' STATUS, EDUCATIONAL LEVEL, AGE, AND LOCATION. THE DATA PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN IMPROVING THE OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL OF INMATES. THE RESULTS CAN BE UTILIZED IN PLANNING A COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. SPECIFICALLY, CORRECTIONS EDUCATORS SHOULD CONSIDER ACQUAINTING THEIR STAFFS WITH THE NEED FOR PROGRAMS WHICH PROVIDE INMATES WITH OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE FORMAT AND PROCESS IN THIS STUDY TO COLLECT DATA FROM INMATES IN THEIR PARTICULAR SETTING. TABLES AND EXHIBITS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY.
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Inmate academic education; Inmate Programs; Inmate vocational training; Ohio; Studies
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