This study of Criminon was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Taiwan. The study analyzed individuals that received Criminon training in Tainan, Pingtung, and Changhua Prisons from 2015 to 2017.
The study adopted a commonly used methodology for evaluating social impact, Social Return on Investment (SROI), to examine the results and effects of the Criminon program more comprehensively and in-depth. These examinations then provided a basis for future program planning and improvement.
The PWC Criminon study found that participants who took the programs gained better reading abilities, helped them improve their relationships with their families, and increased their sense of identity. More importantly, participants were less likely to become repeat offenders, resulting in a lower recidivism rate.
A copy of the full Criminon Taiwan PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Study may be obtained upon request.