Date of Award
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Coles, Frances S.
Parsons, Deborah A.
Sechrest, Dale K.
The purpose of this study was to ascertain if formal early childhood education was related to the likelihood of later criminal activity. The secondary data analysis within this study did support inferences for four specific crime factors. This study found that preschool attendance lessened the incurrence of future criminal activity in crime categories of total numbers of damage offenses, total numbers of theft offenses, total numbers of damage alone offenses, and total numbers of injury and theft offenses.
Kull, William Anthony, "Insulating effects of early childhood education" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 3064.