The Prisoner Professor Partnership
The purpose of this investigation is three fold:
1. Collaborative Education: Students write a prisoner to assess criminal behaviors — root causes, aftereffects, and prevention strategies. The purpose is to learn better assessment and intervention strategies that will prevent criminal behaviors in the future.
2. Prisoner Contribution: The prisoner makes a positive contribution to education. S/he explains the root causes of a criminal behavior and what might have prevented the crime.
3. Student Positive Change: Students learn communication assessment skills and more effective intervention strategies that may prevent criminal behaviors. These strategies can be implemented and make a positive change in the social welfare system.