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Title How effective is correctional education, and where do we go from here? : the results of a comprehensive evaluation / Lois M. Davis, Jennifer L. Steele, Robert Bozick, Malcolm V. Williams, Susan Turner, Jeremy N.V. Miles, Jessica Saunders, Paul S. Steinberg.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 124 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR-564-BJA.
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-564-BJA.
Note "RR-564-BJA."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-124).
Summary "More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to communities. Trying to reduce such high recidivism rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals in prison. This raises the question of how effective -- and cost-effective -- correctional education is: an even more salient question given the funding environment states face from the 2008 recession and its continuing aftermath. With funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, asked RAND to help answer this question as part of a comprehensive examination of the current state of correctional education for incarcerated adults and juveniles. The RAND team conducted a systematic review of correctional education programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles. This included a meta-analysis on correctional education's effects on recidivism and postrelease employment outcomes for incarcerated adults, as well as a synthesis of evidence on programs for juveniles. The study also included a nationwide survey of state correctional education directors to understand how correctional education is provided today and the recession's impact. The authors also compared the direct costs of correctional education with those of reincarceration to put the recidivism findings into a broader context."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- How effective is correctional education for incarcerated adults? -- A systematic review of correctional education programs for incarcerated juveniles -- RAND correctional education survey -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A. Summary of studies for the juvenile correctional education review -- Appendix B. Rand correctional education survey questionnaire -- Appendix C (available separately online only): Juvenile Scientific Review Protocol.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed November 5, 2014).
Subject Juvenile delinquents -- Education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Prisoners -- Education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
Jeunes délinquants -- Éducation -- États-Unis -- Évaluation.
Prisonniers -- Éducation -- États-Unis -- Évaluation.
Évaluation en éducation -- États-Unis.
EDUCATION -- Evaluation & Assessment.
Educational evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00903437
Juvenile delinquents -- Education -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00985380
Prisoners -- Education -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01077129
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Criminology, Penology & Juvenile Delinquency.
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Davis, Lois M., author.
Steele, Jennifer L., author.
Bozick, Robert, author.
Williams, Malcolm V., author.
Turner, Susan, 1954- author.
Miles, Jeremy N. V., author.
Saunders, Jessica M., 1978- author.
Steinberg, Paul S., author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
Rand Safety and Justice (Program), issuing body.
United States. Bureau of Justice Assistance, sponsoring body.
Other Form: Print version: How effective is correctional education, and where do we go from here? 0833084933 (OCoLC)875240737
ISBN 9780833085290 (electronic bk.)
0833085298 (electronic bk.)
0833084933 (print)
9780833084934 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000061155555
DEBBG BV043035407
DEBBG BV044067779
DEBSZ 429951671
GBVCP 100866152X
NZ1 15591581

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