Understanding the Educational Experiences of Imprisoned Men: (Re)education

Nichols, Helen (2021) Understanding the Educational Experiences of Imprisoned Men: (Re)education. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice . Routledge. ISBN 9780367340650

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429323850

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Abstract

Understanding the Educational Experiences of Imprisoned Men explores how adult male prisoners interpret and give value to their experiences of education, presenting an opportunity to consider how education can be beneficial to prisoners including and beyond the enhancement of employability skills.

While the primary aim for education in prison has been to increase employability skills to prevent reoffending, further attention needs to be given to the broader outcomes of educational experiences and the importance of the development of other personal attributes including self-confidence, empowerment and the ability to engage in positive relationships. This book considers how education is also used by men in prison to cope with prison life, to reconsider their identity and to develop and maintain relationships. It also discusses the relationships that prisoners have with their teachers and other prison staff as well as the relationships that different types of prison staff have between each other. In addition, the role that education can play in the process of desistance from crime is discussed to provide an understanding of what changes occur in men who participate in educational courses.

This book will be of interest to not only students and scholars with an interest in imprisonment, rehabilitation and criminal justice practice, but also educationalists, those who work in the prison setting and in social work. It may also appeal to those involved in community development programmes and broader sociological research.

Keywords:Prisons, Prison Education, Prisoners, Prison research
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:46451
Deposited On:13 Sep 2021 11:05

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