Effects of parental imprisonment on children: A four year update

Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group
Joe Murray
Entertaining Room, Darwin College
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 14:15 to 15:00

The prison population in the UK, and in many other countries worldwide, is at its highest level in history. An important but neglected question that arises from this is whether children are harmed by parental imprisonment. Findings from 4 years of research will be summarised. A cross-national comparison between England and Sweden shows that more liberal social and prison policies might protect children following parental imprisonment.

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