ERIC Number: ED312506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recidivism among Offenders Incarcerated by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Who Received Vocational-Technical Training: A Survival Data Analysis of Offenders Released January 1982 through July 1986.
Davis, Steven; Chown, Bill
Using data excerpted from a larger 1985 study, researchers reviewed records of a group of inmates of Oklahoma Department of Corrections institutions who received vocational-technical training between January 1982 and July 1986, to check for recidivism (reincarceration). The study examined the recidivism trends among inmates released after completion of vocational-technical training, compared to inmates who did not receive such training. The vocational-technical group consisted of all participants who had completed a training program and who were released between January 1, 1982 and July 31, 1986 (2,372 inmates). The comparison group, released during the same period, consisted of 9,851 released inmates. The study found that of the vo-tech group released during the study period, 26 percent were reincarcerated, compared to 22 percent of the comparison group. The study concluded that further research is needed to determine why the recidivism rate is higher for the vo-tech group and to determine what other factors, such as age, classification, need areas, and criminal history, might account for the higher recidivism of the treated group. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Corrections, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma