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Reformation of offenders in Nigerian correctional institutions

M., Hadi and Wan Mohamed, Wan Azlinda (2017) Reformation of offenders in Nigerian correctional institutions. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities , 25 (S). pp. 139-148. ISSN 01287702

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This study examined the correlations between rehabilitation and reformation programmes such as moral instruction and counselling and medical services in Nigerian correctional institutions. A survey design was adopted. The participants were 224 offenders selected from seven correctional institutions in Nigeria. Questionnaire items were administered. Pearson correlation was used to examine the relationships between the variables. The findings reveal a moderate positive significant relationship between moral instruction and rehabilitation; there is a strong positive significant relationship between counselling services and rehabilitation and there is a strong positive relationship between medical care and rehabilitation. It is therefore recommended that Nigerian correctional institutions be in compliance with international best practice. More effort should also be given towards the teaching of moral instruction that has been identified as moderate because the higher the moral instruction given to offenders the higher the offender rehabilitation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Correctional institutions; offenders; reformation; rehabilitation; moral instruction
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB3602 School life. Student manners and customs
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2019 07:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10877
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