ERIC Number: ED056222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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An Evaluation of the Training Provided in Correctional Institutions under the Manpower Development and Training Act, Section 251. Volume I: Perspectives on Offender Rehabilitation. Final Report.
Hudson, John B.
This first volume of a three part study evaluating vocational training provided in correctional institutions, focuses on theoretical foundations and historical developments of offender vocational rehabilitation. The effect of factors such as the family, community environment, and employment status on criminal behavior and rehabilitation are considered. The emphasis for successful rehabilitation through job training is on steadiness and regularity of post-release opportunities, since previous research supports the hypothesis that job training and subsequent employment on a regular basis is related to parole success. Since the accepted adult male role in our society is based on employment, efforts to reintegrate the offender into normal pursuits are correctly based upon training for gainful employment. Related documents, volumes two and three, are available as VT 014 176 and VT 014 177 respectively. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Criminology, Delinquent Behavior, Employment Level, Family Attitudes, Job Training, Program Evaluation, Recidivism, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Research.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act