University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

The Effects of Prisoner Contact with Family on Re-Entry Outcomes: A Longitudinal Assessment

Brunton-Smith, I and McCarthy, D (2016) The Effects of Prisoner Contact with Family on Re-Entry Outcomes: A Longitudinal Assessment The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, advanc.

[img] Text
Ibs_Family_contact_author_copy.docx - Author's Original
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (145kB)
[img]
Preview
Text (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview
[img] Text
Ibs_Family_contact_author_copy.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only until 14 January 2018.

Download (472kB)

Abstract

Strong family support networks are regularly identified in the search for effective inhibitors of criminal behaviour but have rarely been empirically examined in the context of the prison population. Furthermore, we know little about the factors that may weaken or indeed enhance these bonds during a prison sentence. Using data from a longitudinal survey of male prisoners in England and Wales, we address this deficit. We show that visits from parents are influential in improving prisoners’ relations with their family. Furthermore, those prisoners that experience improved family relations are significantly less likely to reoffend whilst also being more likely to find work and desist from class A drug use.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Criminology; Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Brunton-Smith, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McCarthy, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 14 January 2016
Identification Number : 10.1093/bjc/azv129
Copyright Disclaimer : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal of Criminology, following peer review. The version of record Br J Criminol (2016) doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv129 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv129
Additional Information : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal of Criminology, following peer review. The version of record Br J Criminol (2016) doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv129 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv129
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Mar 2016 09:35
Last Modified : 09 Mar 2016 09:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810073

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800