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College for Convicts : The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons
by Christopher Zoukis and Alexander Friedmann


Overview - The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained. Presenting a workable solution to America's mass incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786495337
  • ISBN-10: 0786495332
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 290
  • Dimensions: 8.83 x 6.47 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds


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