Offenders in Europe

Education for Offenders

Jean Hine, from the De Montfort University, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime Prevention,” under the title “Education for Offenders”. Here is the abstract: The low educational attainment of offenders is well established and improving that education is often seen as a route to employability an thus a means of reducing reoffending and promoting desistance from offending. In the UK much research has examined the provision of education in custodial settings but education provision for offenders on community sentences has been much neglected. This paper will present the results of a piece of research undertaken to explore the range of provision on offer and identify the key characteristics of successfully engaging offenders in education. Parallels will be drawn with other recent studies undertaken with young offenders and young people not in education, employment or training.


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Further Reading

  • “Education for Offenders”, by Jean Hine (Proceedings)

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