The research will also look into the way in which the government can empower community probation program in order to make it more effective like the correction program used in prisons. The aim of this proposal is to develop a commercially sustainable management model for the delivery of value added education to offenders in the community probation program. This research will be carried out using the survey design in which case study of correction institution will be used. The sample size will be selected using random sampling and a sample of 5 correction officials, and 10 offenders from each institution will be interviewed. A question will be used as the main data collection tool. Secondary data will be corrected from review of different literature that has been written on this issue. Data will be analyzed using simple data analysis tools.
How can current theories in Leadership and Management help develop a commercially viable and sustainable adult education delivery model Specifically focusing on the growing market of low skilled adults who are sentenced to community based punishment and rehabilitation orders in the East of England probation areas.
The hypothesis is that offender learning in the community is not as developed as it is in the prisons, and with the growing trend of community based sentencing, this issue needs to be sorted if government are ever going to lower conviction rates.
1.0 Research Aims
The overall research aim of this proposal is to develop a commercially sustainable management model for the delivery of value added education to offenders, who are serving a community-based punishment order.
The preliminary research aims of this proposal are to undertake both qualitative and quantitative examination of the needs and goals of the different power structures in community based offender adult education, truly identifying what "value added" means to each group .
It is the hypothesis of this research that the current educational provision offered to offender's serving a community-based sentence, does not offer the same outcomes as offender learning found within the prison estate. This can partially been seen in the levels of available research found on the two different subjects and has been raised as an issue to the author by the Regional Offender Management Service. If the hypothesis is found to be factual by the research, change is needed to help offenders gain qualifications, skills and employment, which are linked to reoffending rates. If society reduced crime by 1 per cent, the economy would benefit from between10 million and 320 million per year.
2.0 Objectives for research
2.1 To identify the current literature written on managing education, relevant to community based offender learning. This will be completed in order to identify which variables have been previously identified in power structures, needs and goals of