Contemporary Cultural Diversity in Correctional Education
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In Nevada, approximately 24% of prisoners released reoffend within 36-months of their release date (Livingston, 2009, p. 20). The key to any prisonerís success after release is determined by the offenderís ability to integrate back into the community and by avoiding further convictions after release. There have been several studies conducted on the effectiveness of educational programs and how they contribute to reducing recidivism rates. These studies have shown that prisoners who attend educational programs during their sentencing are less likely to reoffend after being released (Cochrane, 2011). However, does contemporary cultural diversity effect the quality of the inmates education?
What is Contemporary Cultural Diversity?
Contemporary cultural diversity is a group of people residing in a geographical location in modern day whose beliefs differ in numerous ways from that of one's neighbor as a result of religious and spiritual practices, family values, morals, and ethnic background (Tarver, 2001).
Have you had any issues with cultural diversity? Please comment!!!
Tarver, M. (2001). Rehabilitation Strategies for Diverse Inmate Populations: Considerations for Recreational Therapists, Counselors and Educators, 167-171. Retrieved December 12, 2010, from EBSCOhost database.