What Works: Children of Prisoners

Johnston, Denise
April 2002
ICCA Journal on Community Corrections;Apr2002, p15
The article discusses barriers to empirical research about children of prisoners. According to the author, the isolated male offender has always been the focus of the criminal justice system and those that have studied offenders. She notes that research on family involvement in the justice system has been centered on prisoners. She points out that a study focusing in nuclear family reunification tends to narrow the subjects of the study. She also explores the challenge posed by the selection of subjection for data collection from incarcerated parents.


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