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    Offender Training and Recidivism: An Applied Research Project Proposal

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    This 21 page paper outlines a study of offender training and recidivism. This study is designed to consider this problem and to determine if benefits in terms of recidivism can be determined through the use of educational/training programs in the prison setting. This study integrates a questionnaire survey with assessments of the research in the current literature in order to determine links between training and reductions in recidivism. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

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    security and control of the prison population to one that is directed by rehabilitation approaches and treatment for the underlying causes of criminal behaviors, including factors like substance abuse and  a lack of educational/vocational training. It should be recognized that over the past 10 years, a shift in the view of vocational training for individual in prison populations  has extended from the focus on vocational education in general. For example, it has been recognized that positions in the industrial workforce that once required minimal education and no  external vocational training are now being offered to potential employees with a higher degree of education. When considering the importance of vocational training or vocational rehabilitation, it is imperative  to understand the focus on the changing prison settings and the need to enhance the chances of change for prison inmates.  This study is designed to consider this problem and to determine if benefits in terms of recidivism can be determined through the use of educational/training programs in the prison  setting. This study integrates a questionnaire survey with assessments of the research in the current literature in order to determine links between training and reductions in recidivism. INTRODUCTION  Over the course of the last decade, researchers, social and criminal theorists, and the general public have debated the issue of providing educational services and rehabilitative training for incarcerated populations.  While supporters of these services have argued that they will reduce recidivism and improve the conditions in overcrowded prisons, detractors have suggested that these services are costly and do  not follow the punitive model necessary to reduce recidivism. Statement of the Problem In recent years, researchers have noted 

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