Role of Education in Criminal Thinkingamong Convicts in Southern Punjab, Pakistan

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Nimrah Ishfaq, Anila Kamal


The purpose of the present study was to explore factors effecting criminal thinking among
convicts imprisoned in Central Jail Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The researcher collected from 181
male convictsby using the Indigenous Criminal Thinking Scale- ICTS(Sana &Batool, 2017). The
findings of the study showed that lack of education appears to be a stronger predictor of criminal
thinking than socio-economic status.The criminal thinking, being a dynamic factor, can be a
direct therapeutic target for the control and prevention of crime or reoffending.The findings of
the study enforce the dual role of education, either as a risk factor or can be used correctional
tool in the reduction of recidivism

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