Dr Andreas Aresti, Senior Lecturer on the Criminology BA Honours course, was featured in an article by the Times Higher Education magazine about the impact of higher education study on reoffending rates.
After the terror attack on London Bridge on 29 November, academics have emphasised the importance of higher education institutions’ involvement in prisoner rehabilitation programmes.
Dr Aresti said about the involvement of these institutions: “It would have significant consequence for prisoners, our communities and wider society, if this tragic event meant the closure of the prison to university pipeline initiatives.
“These initiatives have played a critical role in helping the people that have engaged in them to consider alternatives to crime. Many have taken the path into higher education with the hope of one day, on being released, of not only living a pro-social life, but also giving back to their communities and society.”