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ERIC Number: EJ964934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0740-2708
Employment of Ex-Offenders during the Recession
Nally, John M.; Lockwood, Susan R.; Ho, Taiping
Journal of Correctional Education, v62 n2 p117-131 Jun 2011
Researchers have rarely examined post-release employment among offenders during a period of economic recession. However, studies on employment issues among post-release offenders have showed that released offenders would likely have a higher unemployment rate due to their inadequate education and job skills (Batiuk, 1997; Harlow, 2003; Vacca, 2004). Researchers (Visher et al., 2006) indicate that most released offenders are fully aware of the importance of finding a job in an effort to avoid illegal activities and a subsequent return to incarceration. Realistically, released offenders face incremental barriers to employment due to a criminal history, lack of formal education, job skills, and interpersonal skills (Rossman and Roman, 2003). Even though there are many foreseeable challenges to employment for post release offenders, this study intends to examine the job sectors that have provided employment for Indiana's ex-offenders during a significant recessionary period. The results of this study may have an impact on correctional education in terms of modifying the program offerings to prepare incarcerated individuals for employment success during an era of high unemployment and fierce competition for available work. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana