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Maternal Imprisonment and Family Life

From the Caregiver's Perspective

By Natalie Booth

Published

1 Mar 2020

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447352297

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

1 Mar 2020

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447352310

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
£6.99 £5.59You save £1.40 (20%)
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    Exploring the untold experiences of family members and friends caring for the children of female prisoners in England and Wales, this book sheds light on the collateral damage that incarceration causes those who takeover caregiving responsibilities for the children of female prisoners.

    Providing new qualitative research on the lived experiences of these caregiving relatives, alongside theoretically informed and policy-relevant insights, Booth shows the difficult and damaging consequences of the ‘family sentence’ they serve. Exploring the stigma, scarce statuary support and policy neglect they face, she offers much-needed evidence to encourage the development of a more inclusive, understanding and family-oriented justice system.

    Natalie Booth is a Lecturer in Criminology at De Montfort University, UK.

    Introducing the caregiving kin;

    Kin caregiving as a collective;

    Caregiving in the aftermath of the court and conviction;

    Renegotiating family life;

    Stigma and Social Support;

    Kin caregiving: occupying a disenfranchised status whilst serving the family sentence.