Journal article

Australian prison vocational education and training and returns to custody among male and female ex-prisoners: A cross-jurisdictional study

Jesse Cale, Andrew Day, Sharon Casey, David Bright, Jo Wodak, Margaret Giles, Eileen Baldry

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The current study examined the impact of vocational education and training in the custody setting on returns to custody among Australian adult prisoners from selected jurisdictions. Vocational education and training, education, and behavioural change programme participation in custody and demographic and risk assessment data were provided by correctional services in four Australian states for 10,834 Australian prisoners released from custody in 2010–2011. This information was used to predict returns to custody by 2015–2016. Overall, the results showed that participating in vocational education and training in custody contributed to the likelihood of remaining custody free at two and five yea..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Funding Scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported under the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Funding Scheme (Project: LP140100329).