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dc.contributor.advisorZhang, Jie
dc.contributor.authorPassarell, Daniel A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:49:11Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:49:11Z
dc.date.issued5/1/2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5356
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research synthesis was to determine the effect that academic education programs have on recidivism rates. The purpose of American correctional facilities is to correct the behavior of convicted felons so that they do not return to criminal activities after they are released. Billions of dollars are spent by state and federal correction departments each year to do this. Academic and vocational education, religious, counseling, substance abuse and drug treatment, anger management, and parenting skills are just some of the prominent programs offered to offenders to help them return to society as responsible citizens. Twenty-one peer-reviewed journal articles from the existing literature were analyzed in this study. They included pre-admission statistics, in-prison programming, and post-release outcomes. This research synthesis confirms that not only does academic education reduce recidivism, but it does so more effectively than all other programs. Academic education has the most significant effect on younger, less educated, first time offenders convicted of property or drug related crimes. Therefore, such programs should be designed to give these offenders every opportunity to earn their GED.
dc.subjectRecidivism
dc.subjectGED
dc.subjectAcademic Education
dc.subjectPrison
dc.subjectOffender
dc.titleThe Effect Earning a GED While Incarcerated has on Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:49:11Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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