Re-socialization of convicts: Social communication and the realization of educational expectations

Romas Prakapas, Renata Katinaite

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The article analyses the problem of the re-socialization of convicts. The conditions encouraging the positiveness and effectiveness of the process of re-socialization are revealed here, namely, the constant process, continuity, specialists’ improvement of professional skills and the like. The generalized scientific (academic) literature is illustrated (grounded) by the empirical research data. While presenting the research data, the conclusion that convicts have evident educational needs is made. Besides, convicts who do not have a secondary education commit the highest number of crimes. It also comes into light that younger convicts (aged between 18 and 24) are more motivated in a professional sense than people of other age groups (ages). Through the analysis of the research data it is shown that convicts who have grown up in the families of their biological parents maintain warm and open mutual relationships with their parents more of ten than those who have not been raised in their biological families. In addition, the majority of the convicted project their future in prison (70 %). More than 60 % of respondents plan to ensure their means of subsistence legally after the release from prison.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-167
JournalSocialinis ugdymas = Social education
Issue number5 (16)
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • Convicts
  • Re-socialization
  • Reintegration
  • Socialization

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