Welfare and recidivism outcomes of in-prison education and training


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Author: Giles, Margaret; Whale, Jacqui


Using the WA prisoner education and welfare dataset, the research found that prisoners who have up-skilled are less likely to recidivate (in terms of increased offence seriousness) and an increased number of successful classes will also reduce recidivism. In addition, ex-prisoners who are best able to remain in the community for longer have studied and successfully completed all their classes. In-prison study also affects welfare dependence, in particular, receipt of unemployment benefits or student allowances. That is, the more classes that were successfully completed or involved up...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Disadvantaged; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Correctional education and rehabilitation; Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training; Prisoners

Geographic subjects: Western Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2016

Physical description: xiii, 93 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 124.521; TD/TNC 112.847

The related article 'Study in prison reduces recidivism and welfare dependence: a case study from Western Australia 2005-2010' is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 124.521.
'Prisoner education and training, and other characteristics: Western Australia, July 2005 to June 2010' is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 112.847.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 132.180

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