In the Shadow of Prison: Families, Imprisonment and Criminal Justice

In the Shadow of Prison: Families, Imprisonment and Criminal Justice

By: Helen Codd (author)Paperback

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This book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the relationship between families, prisons and penal policies in the United Kingdom. It explores current debates in relation to prisoners and their families, and introduces the reader to relevant theoretical approaches. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book incorporates perspectives drawn from criminology, sociology, social work and law. The book includes: * a current exploration of key aspects of the consequences of imprisonment for prisoners and their families * an assessment of the role of current prison policies and practices in promoting and maintaining family relationships * a summary of the current law in relation to prisoners and their families, with reference to the relevant legislation and recent case law.

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Helen Codd is Principal Lecturer and International Co-Ordinator in the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Central Lancashire.


1. The Landscape of Punishment: Family Ties and Penal Policy 2. Why Care? Family Ties and Other Justifications 3. Who Cares? The Effects of Imprisonment on Families 4. Prisoners' Families and the Law 5. Imprisoned Women and their Families 6. Supporting Prisoners and their Families 7. Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781843922452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781843922452
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1843922452

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