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Examining the Effect of Correctional Programming on Perceptions of Likelihood of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Prisoners
Journal of Social Service Research (2011)
  • David May, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Timequa Brown, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
For many years, policymakers and criminal justice scholars have debated the impact of correctional programming on recidivism. This debate is currently unresolved. Using data from 1,234 currently incarcerated inmates in a mid-Southern state, this study examines whether inmates who participate in correctional programming while incarcerated are less likely to feel that they will recidivate upon release from prison. The findings from this research suggest that program participation while in prison has little impact on the inmates’ perceived recidivism, although important programming effects may still occur. Policy implications and directions for future research are discussed.
Keywords
  • Correctional programming,
  • recidivism,
  • correctional treatment
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
David May and Timequa Brown. "Examining the Effect of Correctional Programming on Perceptions of Likelihood of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Prisoners" Journal of Social Service Research Vol. 37 Iss. 4 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_may/22/