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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family

Editors: Hutton, Marie, Moran, Dominique (Eds.)

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  • First handbook of its kind to address the need for a ‘core text’ addressing the main empirical and theoretical considerations for prisoners' families
  • A multi-disciplinary but accessible nature making it of use to any number of courses taught across disciplines
  • Makes a significant contribution to knowledge about who prisoners’ families are and what this status means in practice
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About this book

This handbook brings together the international research focussing on prisoners’ families and the impact of imprisonment on them. Under-researched and under-theorised in the realm of scholarship on imprisonment, this handbook encompasses a broad range of original, interdisciplinary and cross-national research. This volume includes the experiences of those from countries often unrepresented in the prisoner’s families’ literature such as Russia, Australia, Israel and Canada. This broad coverage allows readers to consider how prisoners’ families are affected by imprisonment in countries embracing very different penal philosophies; ranging from the hyper-incarceration being experienced in the USA to the less punitive, more welfare-orientated practices under Scandinavian ‘exceptionalism’.

Chapters are contributed by scholars from numerous and diverse disciplines ranging from law, nursing, criminology, psychology, human geography, and education studies. Furthermore, contributions span various methodological and epistemological approaches with important contributions from NGOs working in this area at a national and supranational level. The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family makes a significant contribution to knowledge about who prisoners’ families are and what this status means in practice. It also recognises the autonomy and value of prisoners’ families as a research subject in their own right.

About the authors

Marie Hutton is lecturer in law at the University of Sussex, UK. Driven by her own experiences of familial imprisonment, Marie’s research focusses on the lived experience of family contact in prisons and human rights from a socio-legal perspective.

Dominique Moran is Reader in Carceral Geography at the University of Birmingham. Her work is transdisciplinary, informed by and extending theoretical developments in geography, criminology and prison sociology, but also interfacing with contemporary debates over hyper-incarceration, recidivism and the advance of the punitive state. She has completed an interdisciplinary ESRC research project looking into women’s experience of imprisonment in contemporary Ru`ssia.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Hutton, Marie (et al.)

  • Prisoners’ Families’ Research: Developments, Debates and Directions

    Pages 15-40

    Lanskey, Caroline (et al.)

  • Inmate Social Ties, Recidivism, and Continuing Questions About Prison Visitation

    Pages 41-64

    Cochran, Joshua C.

  • Developments and Next Steps in Theorizing the Secondary Prisonization of Families

    Pages 65-79

    Comfort, Megan

  • Who Are Prisoners’ Family Members? Towards an Holistic and Intersectional Framework

    Pages 81-97

    Christian, Johnna

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12744-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12743-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family
Editors
  • Marie Hutton
  • Dominique Moran
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12744-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12744-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12743-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 525
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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