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.

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