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The Resource Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters, (electronic book)

Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters, (electronic book)

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Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform
Title
Prison vocational education and policy in the United States
Title remainder
a critical perspective on evidence-based reform
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores California's prison system in the context of vocational education reform. For prisons in the early twenty-first century, ideologies of evidence-based management meant that reform efforts to change the purpose of prisons from punishment to rehabilitation through vocational education required evidence" to justify policy prescriptions. Yet who determines what constitutes evidence? In political environments, solutions are typically pre-conceived, which means that the nature of the evidence collected is also preconceived. As a result, key assumptions about outcomes are often wished away to show improvement and be accountable. Through a detailed analysis interspersed with stories from the authors' experiences "behind the wall" among California's prison population, the authors challenge the nature of evidence-based research as used in the prison environment. In the process they describe the thorny problems facing reformers
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Dick, Andrew J
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9475.U62
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rich, William
  • Waters, Tony
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  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Criminals
  • California
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Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters, (electronic book)
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multicolored
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online
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9781137564689
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computer
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rdamedia
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Label
Prison vocational education and policy in the United States : a critical perspective on evidence-based reform, Andrew J. Dick, William Rich, Tony Waters, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR956376334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137564689
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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