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Title: Quality and Results of Vocational Education by Correctional Institutions - Final Report
Author(s): M V Lewis; D L SeamanRabinowitz W
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State University
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
United States of America
Project Director: W Rabinowitz
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Grant Number: G007604311
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study was undertaken to determine if variations in the quality of vocational education offered in prisons and the skill level developed by participants in these programs are related to the inmates' postrelease adjustment.
Abstract: It proved difficult to execute the study as designed, and the data collected were neither as numerous nor as complete as originally planned. Although it was possible to identify several variables that predict a former inmate's life satisfaction and encounters with the law, the evidence did not clearly demonstrate that particular aspects of a prison vocational education program have an effect on the postrelease experiences of former inmates. The generally negative findings of this study do not suggest that vocational training in prison is ineffective. Rather, they suggest that researchers do not know what features of the training make it more or less effective. Extensive tables and 10 references are given. Five appendixes contain study-related materials. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Ex-offenders; Inmate Programs; Services effectiveness; Vocational training
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