M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Prisoners--Services for--United States; Prisoners--Vocational guidance--United States; Technical education--United States
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this ex post facto research, a two year follow-up, was to determine the effect of a Career Awareness Program on the recidivism rate of an inmate population. The participants in the study were sixteen male inmates, ages nineteen to forty-six, with less than three months before release who had attended the first Career Awareness class.
Using a cross-sectional design survey, a two-paged selected-response questionnaire was mailed to the subjects. The responses of the respondent group were summarized through descriptive statistics, frequencies and percentages.
After two years, eighty-seven percent of the studied population remained out of jail and were employed full-time. The findings in this study seem to suggest that a Career Awareness Program decreases the recidivism rate in an inmate population. This fact is only partially significant, given the small sample size.
Rochelle, Bernardine, "The effects of a career awareness program on the recidivism rate of an inmate population" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 2278.