ERIC Number: EJ1170659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Failed Hopes of Education: Revisiting the Relevancy of Education as a Method of Diminishing Recidivism
McElreath, David H.; Doss, Daniel Adrian; Jensen, Carl; Mallory, Stephen; Wigginton, Michael; Lyons, Terry; Williamson, Lorri C.; McElreath, Leisa S.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v9 n1 Article 2 p15-30 2018
This article describes how, generally, the majority of inmates will recidivate again within five years of being released from incarceration. Recidivism represents cyclical criminality that affects all American communities. Despite substantial expenditures toward the warehousing of inmates within the corrections system, less emphasisis directed toward leveraging vocational and career educational programs as resources through which recidivism rates may be reduced societally. However, in 2015, the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program was announced as an experimental program whereby prisoners may access Pell funding for educational purposes. Given the advent of this experimental program, this article reviews some historical literature and recommends future directions regarding education among corrections settings.
Descriptors: Recidivism, Institutionalized Persons, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Correctional Institutions, Criminals, Correctional Education, Technical Education, Federal Aid, Grants
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Education Level: Higher Education
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