Publication Year

1997

Keywords

Education, crime, perspective, drop-out rate, educational philosophy

Disciplines

Educational Sociology | Education Economics | Other Education | Politics and Social Change | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Sociology

Abstract

In this paper, I will investigate the correlation between educational philosophy, educational attainment, the drop out rate and crime. I suggest that insufficiencies in funding and the current educational philosophy leads to practices that increase the likelihood of dropout, and that dropping out is related to the commission of crime. I understand that there is much more to this topic than I will be addressing here, for example, adult re-education and continuing education, correctional education, and other such types of post-adolescent educational programs. So to cover an area that deals with the greatest number of students, but does not get too broad in scope, I will focus this paper on public education.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Sociology and Anthropology

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