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Failed Hopes of Education: Revisiting the Relevancy of Education as a Method of Diminishing Recidivism
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, University of Mississippi, Oxford, United States ; , University of West Alabama, Livingston, United States ; , The Citadel, Charleston, United States ; , University of Mississippi, Oxford, United States ; , University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, United States ; , , , University of Mississippi, Oxford, United States

IJAVET Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global

Abstract

This article describes how, generally, the majority of inmates will recidivate again within five years of being released from incarceration. Recidivism represents cyclical criminality that affects all American communities. Despite substantial expenditures toward the warehousing of inmates within the corrections system, less emphasis is directed toward leveraging vocational and career educational programs as resources through which recidivism rates may be reduced societally. However, in 2015, the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program was announced as an experimental program whereby prisoners may access Pell funding for educational purposes. Given the advent of this experimental program, this article reviews some historical literature and recommends future directions regarding education among corrections settings.

Citation

McElreath, D., Doss, D., Jensen, C., Mallory, S., Wigginton, M., Lyons, T., Williamson, L. & McElreath, L. (2018). Failed Hopes of Education: Revisiting the Relevancy of Education as a Method of Diminishing Recidivism. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 9(1), 15-30. IGI Global. Retrieved April 5, 2020 from .

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