Adult Correctional Education Programs: A Systematic Update on Recent Studies

Eric L. Jensen, University of Idaho
Gary E. Reed, University of Idaho

In an effort to contribute to our knowledge of "what works" in correctional practices, this project evaluates the empirical research on adult educational programs from the early 1990s to the present. The studies are rated according to the characteristics of their research methodologies (e.g. presence of control groups, methods of subject assignment, and statistical significance of differences) and their conclusions concerning the effects of educational programming on post-release recidivism and disciplinary problems.

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Updated 05/20/2006