Prison Educational Programs Persuasive Essay by ABCs

Prison Educational Programs
Argues for prison educational programs that incorporate establishing and maintaining more meaningful parental involvement on the part of incarcerated fathers.
# 111250 | 1,770 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper stresses that children of incarcerated fathers most often become incarcerated themselves because they do not have the involvement of their fathers in their upbringing. The author recommends that educational programs for incarcerated fathers be coordinated with the curricula of their children so that they might share and reinforce positively their academic experiences. The paper relates that the role of the social worker within this initiative would include primary responsibility for coordination of curricula and the promotion of the benefits of program participation, both among incarcerated populations and the families outside.

Table of Contents:
Introduction - Statement of the Problem
Proposal for Solution through Educational Initiative
Prisoner Education Programs and the Benefits of Increased Parental Involvement
Prisoner Education Programs and the Motivating Potential for Prisoner Cooperation
Assessment of Proposed Initiative in Relation to Impact on Social Workers

From the Paper:

"Ultimately, the successful implementation of this initiative will also impact on the responsibilities of social workers, by their efforts to increasing the motivation of prisoners to cooperate and take full advantage of the opportunities that fall within the professional responsibilities of the social worker to facilitate. As will be discussed in much greater detail in subsequent sections, social workers will play an essential role at the program design and development stage, in particular."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gerrig, R, Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life. 17th Edition. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Macionis, J.J. (2002) Sociology. Hoboken, NJ: Prentice Hall
  • Pinizzotto, A. J. (2007) Street-Gang Mentality: A Mosaic of Remorseless Violence and Relentless Loyalty. Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Bulletin. Vol. 76 No.9 (Sep/07).
  • Schmalleger, F. (1997) Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. Hoboken, NJ: Prentice Hall

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