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Prisons, education and work: towards a national employment strategy for prisoners

ISSN: 
0158-1724
Australian Institute of Criminology
Published: 
1/06/1980
Abstract: 

As Prisons, Education and Work points out, our prisons are filled with people who had good intentions, but finding themselves broke, were forced to return to crime. The ex-prisoner does not necessarily choose between work and crime but rather, because crime itself is a form of work, chooses between legitimate and illegitimate work. Ex-prisoners have the necessary skills for this illegitimate work and are rewarded not only economically but with job satisfaction as well.

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Braithwaite J 1980. Prisons, education and work: towards a national employment strategy for prisoners. Archive. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/archive/prisons-education-work