Lifelong Learning Lectures
Education has proven to help offenders desist from crime and is currently high on the agenda amongst prison reformers and the new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove. The Prisoners Education Trust state that ‘Education gives people in prison the opportunity to choose and achieve crime-free lives’, but to what extent can education change the lives of those with criminal backgrounds?
David will share findings from his recent study of ex-prisoners who have successfully entered higher education and are now helping others through their work. He will talk about how higher education is a growing trend amongst prisoners and ex-prisoners and will also discuss the emerging collaborations between universities and prisons to provide educational initiatives bringing together students in prison and at university to learn in partnership.
We will examine questions such as, If we are to reduce re-offending rates then why are so many people against educating criminals? Surely it is within everyone’s interest to promote something that will help achieve this?
Other lectures from the Centre for Lifelong learning include:
- Summer 2016: The Mystery Plays at the Minster
- Railway official postcards, 1900-1914: Articles of art and advertising