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The impact of vocational education and training programs on recidivism: a systematic review of current experimental evidence

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Danielle Newton, Andrew Day, M Giles, J Wodak, Joe GraffamJoe Graffam, E Baldry
Although the association between unemployment and offending is well established, relatively little is known about the impact of vocational education and training programs on re-offending, with much of the previous work in this area failing to control for, or correct, selection bias. This article reports the findings of a systematic review, which considers the findings of only those studies that have used experimental or quasi-experimental designs to evaluate vocational training and employment program outcomes for adult offenders. The analysis identifies key features, based on these studies, of those programs associated with the best outcomes and recommends selection criteria for those who are most likely to benefit from prison vocational education and training.

History

Journal

International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology

Volume

62

Issue

1

Pagination

187 - 207

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

Thousand Oaks, Calif.

ISSN

0306-624X

eISSN

1552-6933

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, The Authors