Prisoners' Education Trust is committed to doing what works to reduce reoffending. This resource library presents evidence and research related to all aspects of prison rehabilitation.
Search our resource library for a wide range of articles including: academic research, reports and policy related documents all within the theme of prison education. We welcome further content and if there is something you would like added to the resource library then please contact Katy Oglethorpe, Media, Communications and Alumni Manager.
All | Education | Jan 2009Tom Schuller - NIACE
The fifth Thematic Paper to be published from the Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning (IFLL) undertaken in 2007 - 2009. The overall goal of the Inquiry was to offer an authoritative and coherent strategic framework for lifelong learning in the UK.
Crime reduction factsheet: How can we reduce reoffending by known criminals - The Overseas Evidence.All | Government policy | Feb 2005David G. Green - Civitas
This is an 18 month survey of the social science evidence on effective policies for crime reduction, undertaken by David G. Green, and comparing England and Wales, and the USA.
All | Government policy | Mar 2008Tim Hope, Reece Walters - Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
In this report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Tim Hope and Reece Walters argue that the government does not want learn from academics or entertain the kind of serious debate that independent academic research can generate.
All | Government policy | Dec 2009Justice Committee
This report evaluates the direction of policy and spending on the criminal justice system, in particular to examine whether the enormous sums being spent, particularly the large share allocated to imprisonment, could be used more coherently and effectively.
Fit for Release: How sports-based learning can help prisoners engage in education, gain employment and desist from crimeAll | Sport | Aug 2012Professor Rosie Meek, Nina Champion, Seb Klier - Prisoners Education Trust; University of Teeside
A report examining how sports-based learning can help prisoners engage in education, gain employment and desist from crime.
Good Practice Guide for Justice Professionals: Guidelines for supporting clients and users of the Justice System who have Dyslexia and other Specific Learning DifficultiesAll | Learning difficulties | Nov 2013Melanie Jameson - British Dyslexia Association
A guide offering practical advice on the impact of Specific Learning Difficulties in police, court and tribunal settings. It is designed for practitioners and staffworking in the Justice System.
All | Education | May 2010Dr Anita Wilson
This report is a response to a request from Prisoners Education Trust to look at how far learning is available to prisoners who have reached Level 2 and want to progress, and the obstacles and opportunities that they and their champions encounter.
Government response to the Justice Committee's Report: Cutting Crime - the Case for Justice ReinvestmentAll | Government policy | Mar 2010Ministry of Justice
A Government response to the Justice Committee report Cutting crime: the case for justice reinvestment.
Young people | Government policy | Sep 2016Clare Taylor
Published as the sector awaits Charlie Taylor's review of the youth justice system, this report looks at the educational opportunities for young people in custody. The report makes ten recommendations, starting from the premise that custody should be a last resort and that further reductions to both young people and young adults in custody need to be a clear policy goal. However once in custody, despite some reported improvements in resettlement support and hours spent in education for young people, much more could still be done to develop a culture of learning and aspiration. Time and again, the importance of relationships, effective engagement and transitions came up. We look forward to working with the new Justice Secretary and ministerial team to realise these ‘great expectations’.
All | Oct 2013HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Annual report outlining the activities of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in 2012-13.