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Who are prisoners' families?

Paylor, Ian and Smith, David (1994) Who are prisoners' families? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 16 (2). pp. 131-144. ISSN 0964-9069

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Abstract

This article argues that the traditional focus of work on prisoners' families is misleadingly restrictive, considering that a high proportion of prisoners have neither an active spousal relationship nor children for whose support they are responsible. It seeks to connect thinking about prisoners' families with recent work on family ties and obligations, and to explore the criminological implications of what is known about the sources of social support available to people leaving prison. Drawing on a small-scale research project by one of the authors, it suggests that the family ties of many prisoners are diverse and complex, and that this has implications for penal policy and practice and more generally for the development of control theory in criminology.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 50663
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2011 10:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50663

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