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The Effectiveness of Corrections-Based Work and Academic and Vocational Education Programs

Doris Layton MacKenzie

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Effectiveness of Corrections-Based Work and Academic and Vocational Education Programs

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This article studies the effectiveness of corrections-based work and academic and vocational education programs for offenders. It summarizes the present education, vocational, and work programs, as well as their goals and theoretical explanations for why they may affect recidivism, or a relapse into crime. It also reviews the research on the effectiveness of these programs. This article concludes with a theoretical proposal that states that effective programs are those that produce cognitive transformations.

Keywords: effectiveness; corrections-based work; education programs; recidivism; theoretical proposal

Article.  11676 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Corrections ; Prisons and Jails

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