Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Relationship Between Correctional Support Programs and Incarceration Rates in a Southeast U.S. State
by Knight, Laverne Jane, Ph.D., Walden University, 2020, 138; 28151957
Abstract (Summary)

Released prisoners continue to relapse into criminal behavior resulting in high incarceration rates. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between incarceration rates and program support types in a Southeast U.S. correctional institution. Maslow’s theory of human motivation provided the framework for the study. The research question addressed whether a correctional center’s programs (general education development and vocational certificates) predict its incarceration rates. Secondary data from the correctional center’s website were analyzed using multiple linear regression. Findings indicated that GED was not significantly related to incarceration rates, but vocational certificates showed a significant relationship to incarceration rates. Findings may be used to improve correctional programs and reduce their incarceration rates.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jones, Daniel
Commitee: Sundstrom, Linda, Roberts Lewis, Kristie
School: Walden University
Department: Public Policy and Administration
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 82/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Criminology, Law enforcement, Social research
Keywords: Correctional support program, Incarceration rate, Recidivism
Publication Number: 28151957
ISBN: 9798684657160
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