Prison Education: The Needs and the Potential
Prisons are an aspect of a wider social context which determines, to a significant degree, the way in which they will be financed and organised, as well as their internal conditions and priorities. Hence great differences in prison education practice. This paper presents and analyses prison education practice. Results demonstrate the need for prison education, the fact that the possibilities for its delivery vary depending on the local development factor, and that updating this type of education with new technologies is one of the directions of its development. In addition, the data shows multiple positive effects of prison education, and that the latter can be considered an active measure taken by the society in order to not only decrease recidivism, but also improve prisoners’ social integration at the end of their sentence.
Ljeposava Ilijić, PhD is Research Associate at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade.
Olivera Pavićević, PhD is Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade.
Hajdana Glomazić, PhD is Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade.
This paper is a part of research project undergoing realization at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade Crime in Serbia: phenomenology, risks and opportunities for social intervention (47011), supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development RS.
Andragoške studije, issn 0354–5415, broj 11, decembar 2016, str. 75–93
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