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Assessing the deployment of informal support networks for mothers of incarcerated young men

McCarthy, Daniel and Adams, Maria (2019) Assessing the deployment of informal support networks for mothers of incarcerated young men European Journal of Criminology.

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Abstract

The stigma and disruption caused by a close relative’s offending and imprisonment can impact heavily on the informal support networks that caregivers commonly utilise to cope with the aftermath of such events. In the study of family–prisoner relationships, scarce research has examined how caregivers draw on informal support networks and the extent to which these networks can facilitate various modes of support. This article focuses exclusively on mothers (n = 37) related to adolescent/young adult men in prison. We analyse who caregivers turn to after the offence, and the extent to which these networks operate as a means of delivering emotional (and sometimes material) support. Our conclusions raise questions about the informal support offered by family and friends, and offer suggestions on service responses to these issues.

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 : 1 November 2019
Funders : ESRC
DOI : 10.1177/1477370819884253
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords : Family; Incarceration; Social support; Youth offending
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 20 Nov 2019 14:40
Last Modified : 20 Nov 2019 14:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853191

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