To Learn or Not to Learn—This Is the Question: LearninG-Disabled Inmates’ Attitudes Toward School, Scholastic Experiences, and the Onset of Criminal Behavior

Tomer Einat, Amela Einat

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Abstract

This research explores the rate of learning disabilities (LD) within the Hebrew-speaking adult prison population in Israel, examining the relationship between LD and dropping out of school with criminal behavior. The study finds that the frequency of LD is very high among Israeli inmates (69.6%) and that a gap exists between LD inmates’ awareness of their scholastic weakness in school and the educational system's ignorance. Implications of these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-448
Number of pages26
JournalPrison Journal
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • criminal activity
  • education
  • inmates
  • learning disabilities
  • school dropout

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