Crime and Lifelong Learning: Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning thematic paper 5

Published: Jan 2009

Tom Schuller - NIACE

This paper discusses lifelong learning not only as a way of changing individual offender behaviour, but also enabling informed public debate and decision. The paper highlights that learning will only have a significant effect if linked with other policies, particularly employment and accommodation, especially crucial at key transition points, such as the point of release. The paper argues there is a strong case for all prisoners to be given access to education or training as a matter of course immediately when they leave prison, combined with pre-release preparation for it.