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.
Date Published: 28th April 2016
Categories: Education | GB | Public and communities | Social
Client: The Whitehouse Consultancy
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.