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

Doris Layton MacKenzie

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968756
ISBN (Print)9780199730148
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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