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Assessing rehabilitative outcomes of a theater program in a Singapore prison – Full Research

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) enhance inmates’ employability with vocational and work place literacy programs. However, these do not specifically address the social and emotional development needed to help the rehabilitative process. The Theater Arts Program (TAP) offers performing arts as a means to improve, among other things, communication, self-confidence and teamwork. Assessments of these desired outcomes are in the form of the generalized self-efficacy scale (Schwarzer and Jerusalem 1995), a self-assessment and reflection form, written reflections as well as interviews. Results of these assessment methods show an overall improvement in participants’ language and socio-emotional skills.

(899.15 KB) | 19. July 2018 | Author: Peggy Ferroa, Singapore Prison Service
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Criminological Highlights – June 2018

The eight papers that are summarized in this issue address the following questions: 1. Does pretrial detention for people accused of minor crimes contribute to public safety? 2. What approach to reducing firearms deaths might work? 3. How are youth justice policies and health care needs linked? 4. When homicide rates suddenly spike, should we be worried? 5. How do former prisoners get jobs? 6. What are some of the necessary conditions that one should look for in youth justice treatment programs? 7. What kinds of jobs in a community might help reduce recidivism among those being released from prison? 8. Are youths who have been found guilty of homicide […]

(477.72 KB) | 19. July 2018 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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CRS2018: Informing Digital Provision In Prisons: Securing an evidence base to optimise digital opportunities for prisoners and staff

Victoria Knight, De Montfort University, United Kingdom Justin Trounson, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Steven Van De Steene, Smart Corrections, Belgium Simon Bonk, Correctional Service Canada

(710.87 KB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Victoria Knight, Justin Trounson, Steven Van De Steene, Simon Bonk
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CRS2018: Applied Correctional Research: Results to action to affect policy and practice

Tammy Cabana Ryan, Correctional Service Canada

(1.73 MB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Tammy Cabana Ryan
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CRS2018: Working Collaboratively in New Brunswick, Canada: Ten-year history of developing a partnership between an academic institution and a prison for youth and women

Susan Reid, St. Thomas University, Canada Bruce Tripp, New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety, Canada

(320.64 KB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Susan Reid & Bruce Tripp
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CRS2018: Research on human rights in detention in Kenya and guidelines for an internal monitoring system

Silvia Randazzo, CEFA/IJJO and KU Leuven Institute of Criminology, Belgium

(541.74 KB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Silvia Randazzo
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CRS2018: How can medical research methods be applied to prison research?

Sarah Elison-Davies, Breaking Free Group, United Kingdom Glyn Davies, Breaking Free Group, United Kingdom Jonathan Ward, Breaking Free Group, United Kingdom Stephanie Dugdale, Breaking Free Group, United Kingdom

(2.24 MB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Sarah Elison-Davies, Glyn Davies, Jonathan Ward, Stephanie Dugdale
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CRS2018: Developed system for evidence-based research on and verification of rehabilitation programs conducted in penal institutions to enrich programs and reduce recidivism of inmates

Rie Suzuki, Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan Hideaki Oka, Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan

(933.32 KB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Rie Suzuki & Hideaki Oka
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CRS2018: Turning 180 Degrees: The Potential of Prison University Partnerships to Transform Learners into Leaders

Nina Champion, Prisoners’ Education Trust & European Prison Education Association (EPEA)

(1.51 MB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Nina Champion
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CRS2018: Challenges and difficulties of post-prison research, the outcomes that post-prison research should be examining

Matthew S. Crow, University of West Florida, Florida Atlantic University, USA John O. Smykla, University of West Florida, Florida Atlantic University, USA

(1.1 MB) | 10. July 2018 | Author: Matthew S. Crow & John O. Smykla
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