Maximizing Offender Learning Opportunities through Partnerships

Abstract: 

Using a different method of analysis, Patricia Case, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toledo, completed a "time to event" study (frequently referred to as "survival analysis") involving about 18,000 inmates released in 1992. The most recent updates from 2005 show the following recidivism reduction rates: * A 34 percent reduction for those with work experience in correctional industries, with reductions of between 53 percent and 55 percent for those in some of the most skilled jobs; * A 27.7 percent reduction for those with vocational education, with the expectation that the new workbased education model will approach the correctional industry reductions (34 percent); * A 17.2 percent reduction for those with academic education; however, post-secondary education showed recidivism reductions at the much higher 31 percent; and * A 35 percent reduction for those with higher levels (multiple programs and full schedules) of program involvement.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Stephen MacDonald, Carl Nink, Rob Olding, Charles Flanagan
Year of Publication: 
2008
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Corrections Today
Volume: 
70
Issue: 
April 2008
Edition: 
2
Pages: 
64-67
Publisher: 
American Correctional Association, Incorporated
Date Published: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Place Published: 
Lanham
Publication Language: 
English
ISSN Number: 
01902563

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