Title

The role of education and training in prison to work transitions

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Finance, Economics, Markets & Accounting Research

RAS ID

9032

Comments

Giles, M., Le, A. T., Allan, M., Lees, C., Larsen, A. C., & Bennett, L. (2007). The role of education and training in prison to work transitions. Vocational education and training for adult prisoners and offenders in Australia, 67.

Abstract

The focus of the Western Australia correction system on more rehabilitation and the provision of skills is designed to assist offenders gain self-sufficiency. This report examines the study and work experiences of state prisoners before and during their incarceration and their expectations of post-release outcomes. It finds that differences in work and study patterns result from choices made by prisoners within the constraints of prisoner management plans, prison jobs and course availability, and their previous work and study backgrounds. Prisoners undertaking VET courses expect better labour market futures than those who are undertaking non-vocational education courses or prison work only.

 
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