The effects of vocational training and other correctional programmes on the reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in Nigerian Correctional Institutions

Mohammed, Hadi (2017) The effects of vocational training and other correctional programmes on the reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in Nigerian Correctional Institutions. PhD thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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The purpose of the study is to develop a better understanding of the role of correctional programme on the reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in Nigerian correctional institutions. The study has examined seven (7) objectives as follows: To examine perception of offenders on the effects of correctional programmes on reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration, to examine the relationships between correctional programmes and reintegration. To examine the relationships between demographic variables and correctional programmes, to determine the mediating effects of vocational training on the relationships between reformation and reintegration. To determine the mediating effects of demographic variables (age and education level) on the relationships between reformation and reintegration. Determine the Mediating effects of demographic variables (literacy and conviction level) on the relationships between rehabilitation and reintegration. To examine the differences among the institutions on correctional programs. The study employed a quantitative approach to suit the purpose of the study, 227 questionnaires were distributed and 224 valid ones were analysed using SPSS software embedded with Hayes Macros. The institutions has a total population of five hundred and forty one out of which two hundred and twenty four samples were selected as samples using cluster sampling techniques. The instruments used were five namely moral instructions, counselling, medical care, vocational training and reintegration. The perceived effects of correctional programs were all high with the exception of treatment and training on reintegration. Correlation result shows that all the correctional programs have positive correlations while vocational training is a good mediator between moral instructions, counselling, and medical care. Age and educational level, literacy and conviction time were tested as mediators mediating the relationship between correctional program Both the process outcome and Sobel test reveals that education level mediates while age do not mediates on the parallel relationship between reformation and reintegration. The implications of this research include fusing the Nigerian correctional institutions in to the global best practice by way of strengthening the correctional programmes in accordance with the united nation act.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
ID Code:10199
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 11:14
Last Modified:13 Aug 2018 11:14

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