Whitehouse Consultancy Prison Education Survey
Survey of the British public regarding prison education on behalf of the Whitehouse Consultancy.
  • Seven in ten Britons (71%) agree that rehabilitation is a vital part of the justice process.

 

  • However, over half of Britons (55%) agree that rehabilitation in prisons is generally ineffective at preventing reoffending.

 

  • Half of Britons (51%) agree that prison should be about punishment not rehabilitation.

 

  • Three in five British adults (62%) agree that all prisoners should be able to access opportunities for training and education.

 

  • Half of Britons (48%) agree that prisoners should have the opportunity to study for advanced (university level) degrees while serving a sentence in prison.

 

  • Approaching three quarters of British adults (72%) agree that increased investment in prison education and training programmes is worth it if crime rates fall in the long-term.

 

  • Half of Britons (49%) agree that by offering prisoners training and education, it significantly reduces the deterrent from committing crimes in the first place.
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Date Published
28th April 2016
Client
The Whitehouse Consultancy
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 2023 British adults online between the 16th and 17th March 2016. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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