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Can family-prisoner relationships ever improve during incarceration? Examining the primary caregivers of incarcerated young men

McCarthy, Daniel and Adams, Maria (2019) Can family-prisoner relationships ever improve during incarceration? Examining the primary caregivers of incarcerated young men British Journal of Criminology, 59 (2). pp. 378-395.

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Abstract

How incarceration affects the lives of prisoners’ family members has received a growing level of interest amongst scholars during the past decade. The majority of research has pointed to the negative affects that incarceration wreaks on family lives. Yet, far less attention has been paid to the countervailing effects of incarceration, and in particular, cases where prisoner–family relations may improve during the sentence. Focusing on primary caregivers maintaining relations with young men in prison, we examine how and why these improvement dynamics exist, and consider what role incarceration may play in helping some families to rebuild relationships with prisoners in the restricted physical context of the prison.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
McCarthy, DanielD.Mccarthy@surrey.ac.uk
Adams, Mariam.n.adams@surrey.ac.uk
Date : March 2019
Funders : Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
DOI : 10.1093/bjc/azy039
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Imprisonment; Families; Young offenders; Adversity
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 11 Sep 2018 07:43
Last Modified : 05 Sep 2019 10:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849250

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