Education, Coerrection, and Recidivism: A Qualitative Study of Adult Detention Centers in Mendocino, El Dorado and San Mateo Counties
Master of Science
Madalienne F. Peters, EdD
This is a qualitative study supported by on-site observation of the various educational programs offered in Mendocino, El Dorado, and San Mateo Counties’ Adult Detention Centers. It discusses their programs and provides a preliminary assessment of the relationship between these programs and recidivism. This study takes into account recent research conducted in state and federal prisons and finds that the data linking educational programs with recidivism at the county level appears to be consistent with the results found at the state and federal levels. As in the state and federal levels, inmates incarcerated at the county level appear to have a lower likelihood of recidivating if they succeed in educational programs while in custody.
Genoux, David, "Education, Coerrection, and Recidivism: A Qualitative Study of Adult Detention Centers in Mendocino, El Dorado and San Mateo Counties" (2006). Education | Print Theses. 299.