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Before and After Imprisonment

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter uses qualitative data on the home lives of the families of inmates before and after their incarceration and quantitative data from a representative survey to ascertain whether the ... More


The Social Patterning of Parental Imprisonment

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides demographic evidence for the first two requirements raised in the introduction for linking mass incarceration to social inequality—showing that (1) the risk of parental ... More


Parental Incarceration and Child Homelessness

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

Like imprisonment and infant mortality, racial disparities in child homelessness are very large, with almost ten percent of black children ever experiencing it in some cities. This chapter finds that ... More


Mass Imprisonment and Childhood Inequality

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter brings together the demographic estimates on the cumulative risk of paternal imprisonment and the individual-level results on the effects of paternal incarceration on mental health and ... More


Parental Incarceration and Family Inequality in the United States

Joyce A. Arditti

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that mass incarceration is an insidious mechanism to limit equal opportunity to freely and optimally ‘do family’. Indeed, research documents a host of negative family outcomes ... More


Conclusion

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter summarizes the results of the book and reflects on the importance of paternal incarceration for understanding current and future disparities in well-being. Using qualitative interviews, ... More


Children of the Condemned

Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews

in In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179415
eISBN:
9780199893799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Children of incarcerated parents hold multiple risk factors. This chapter explores the risk factors associated with parental incarceration, and adds the additional layer of a death sentence to that ... More


How Much Might Mass Imprisonment Affect Childhood Inequality?

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter first briefly introduces readers of some arguments made in an earlier work, Children of the Prison Boom (2013). This book made three core arguments, the first of which was that 25 per ... More


Families Torn Apart: Parental Detention and Deportation

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

One central contradiction of U.S. immigration law concerns the value placed on the family and the best interests of children. Parental detentions and deportations reached unprecedented numbers under ... More


The Child Welfare System as Context

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 1 introduces the child welfare system and provides basic understanding of the policy context and foster care itself. The chapter presents a brief history of child welfare in the US, ... More


The Systemic Invisibility of Children of Prisoners

Else Marie Knudsen

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that the children of prisoners are rendered invisible from the micro to the macro level, through a series of interconnected processes the chapter refers to as ‘systemic ... More


Missing and Missing Out: Social Exclusion in Children with an Incarcerated Parent

Susan M. Dennison and Kirsten L. Besemer

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the concept of social exclusion and the ways that it can be used to frame discussions about the consequences of parental imprisonment for children. It reviews emerging findings ... More


Rights and Security in the Shadow of the Irish Prison: Developing a Children’s Rights Approach to Prison Visits in Ireland

Fiona Donson and Aisling Parkes

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the potential for adopting a children’s rights-based approach when dealing with issues relating to children impacted by parental incarceration in Ireland. It argues that the ... More


Prisoners’ Families, Penal Power, and the Referred Pains of Imprisonment

Caroline Lanskey, Friedrich Lösel, Lucy Markson, and Karen Souza

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops the analysis of the ‘punishment beyond the legal offender’. It illustrates how parental imprisonment was experienced differently within and across families, and while not all ... More


‘Someone should have just asked me what was wrong’: Balancing Justice, Rights, and the Impact of Imprisonment on Children and Families in Scotland

Nancy Loucks and Tânia Loureiro

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the current debate in Scotland into the attempt to introduce Child & Family Impact Assessments (C&FIA) at key stages in the criminal justice process. It compares this to current ... More


‘The sins and traumas of fathers and mothers should not be visited on their children’: The Rights of Children When a Primary Carer is Sentenced to Imprisonment in the Criminal Courts

Shona Minson

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the rights of dependent children when their parents are sentenced for criminal offences. It provides an introduction to the harms which children suffer as a consequence of the ... More


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