ERIC Number: ED372229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Study: Value of Vocational Training to the Released Felon.
Hall, Robert A.
A research study looked at the effect of vocational training on the ability of 151 released felons who had successfully completed vocational training and were still under supervision, on parole, within New Hampshire. A literature review on recidivism and vocational education in corrections showed the value of vocational training in reducing recidivism by producing inmates with marketable skills who can find employment. An anonymous, voluntary attitude/opinion survey was mailed to the parolees; 10 surveys (6.6 percent) were completed and returned. Results indicated that the majority of respondents were satisfied with programming. A conclusion from the information gathered in this survey was that the programs were having a positive effect. A longer-term study with a larger population was recommended. (Appendixes include five references, budget and project schedule, survey instrument and letter, analysis of findings, and respondent comments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Career Choice, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Crime Prevention, Educational Research, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Recidivism, Secondary Education, Technology Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire