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TitleThe Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family [electronic resource] / edited by Marie Hutton, Dominique Moran
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XXIII, 525 p. 7 illus. online resource


This handbook brings together the international research focussing on prisoners’ families and the impact of imprisonment on them. Under-researched and under-theorised in the realm of scholarship on imprisonment, this handbook encompasses a broad range of original, interdisciplinary and cross-national research. This volume includes the experiences of those from countries often unrepresented in the prisoner’s families’ literature such as Russia, Australia, Israel and Canada. This broad coverage allows readers to consider how prisoners’ families are affected by imprisonment in countries embracing very different penal philosophies; ranging from the hyper-incarceration being experienced in the USA to the less punitive, more welfare-orientated practices under Scandinavian ‘exceptionalism’. Chapters are contributed by scholars from numerous and diverse disciplines ranging from law, nursing, criminology, psychology, human geography, and education studies. Furthermore, contributions span various methodological and epistemological approaches with important contributions from NGOs working in this area at a national and supranational level. The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family makes a significant contribution to knowledge about who prisoners’ families are and what this status means in practice. It also recognises the autonomy and value of prisoners’ families as a research subject in their own right


1. Introduction -- 2. Prisoners’ Families Research : Developments, Debates And Directions -- 3. Inmate Social Ties, Recidivism, And Continuing Questions About Prison Visitation.-4. Who Are Prisoners’ Family Members?: Towards An Holistic And Intersectional Framework -- 5. A Holistic Approach To Prisoners’ Families – From Arrest To Release -- 6. Opportunities And Challenges For Work On Behalf Of Families Affected By Imprisonment; The Experience Of Families Outside -- 7. Experiences Of Male Partners Of Women Prisoners In Israel -- 8. The Traumatic Bereavement Of Children Experiencing The Loss Of A Loved One To Death Row -- 9. Relatives Of Registered Sex Offenders: Considering The Costs Of Providing Family Support -- 10. Partners Of Incarcerated Men: Questioning Caring Stereotypes -- 11. A Comparison Of The Position Of Grandmother Carers For Children With Parents In Prison In The United Kingdom, Trinidad And Tobago, Romania And Uganda -- 11. Families’ Experiences In A Prison Visitors’ Centre -- 12. Prison Visitation As Accessible Engagement: Encounters, Bystanders, Performance And Inattention -- 13. Acorn House Revisited: ‘Think Family, Up And Down And Side To Side’ -- 14. Ben Raikes And Kelly Lockwood -- 15. The Rights Of Children With An Imprisoned Parent In The Republic Of Ireland -- 16. Hearing Children’s Voices In Studies Of Familial Incarceration: Experiences From A Canadian Study -- 17. A Labour Of Love: The Experiences Of Parents Of Prisoners And Their Role As Human Rights Protectors.-18. Reflecting On The Value(S) Of Family Interventions For People Subject To Punishment In The Community.-19. Mothering Under Community Criminal Justice Supervision In The United States -- 20. Intergeneration Transmission Of Criminal Behaviour -- 21. Intergenerational Social Exclusion In Prisoners’ Families -- 22. School Experiences Of Children Of Prisoners: Strengthening Support In Schools In England And Wales

Corrections Punishment Crime—Sociological aspects Victimology Social policy Prison and Punishment. Family. Crime and Society. Victimology. Sociology of Family Youth and Aging. Children Youth and Family Policy.


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