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Families, Crime and Criminal Justice: Charting the Linkages Vol: 2

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
424 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research


"Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research" is a series of volumes that features scholarly work on the frontiers of interdisciplinary research on families and family life. Volume 2, "Families, Crime and Criminal Justice" reflects this pioneering orientation by bringing together new empirical research that examines the various ways that families intersect with and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. The interdisciplinary nature of the volume is reflected in the diversity of disciplines represented, including developmental psychopathology, criminology, sociology, family studies, psychology, social work and demography. The inclusion of qualitative studies based upon observational techniques and in-depth, long interviews as well as quantitative work using demographic and survey approaches demonstrates the wide methodological range employed by the authors. The topics examined include the involvement of children in crime, the patterns and impact of violence in the home, the impact of criminal involvement on parenting strategies and youth development, the experience of families of victims and perpetrators, and responses of the criminal justice system to the needs of families.
Part headings and selected papers: Families, crime, and criminal justice: charting the linkages (G.L. Fox, M.L. Benson). The Family as a Site of Offending and Victimization. Corporal punishment as a cause of teenage violence toward parents: data from a national sample of male adolescents (T. Brezina). Exposure to violence in the family: unpackaging the linkages to intimate partner violence (P. Mazerolle et al.). Sons in prison and their mothers: is there a relationship between childhood histories of abuse? (J. Haapasalo). The Family's Role in the Production, Mediation, and Prevention of Crime. A general strain approach to families and crime (R. Agnew et al.). Parental support and juvenile delinquency (J.P. Wright et al.). No time for innocence, no place for innocents: children's exposure to extreme violence (G.L. Fox). Neighborhood characteristics and supportive parenting among single mothers (G.L. Bowen et al.). Families in the Criminal Justice System. The effects of delinquency and legal sanctions on parenting behavior (E.A. Stewart et al.). Coming home: the transition from incarcerated to paroled young father (A.M. Nurse). Fragile families: young fathers with incarceration experiences (B. Western, S. McLanahan). They do time too: the effects of imprisonment on the families of white-collar offenders (K.A. Mason). Opportunities for System Reform. The invisible children of incarcerated mothers (J.L. Sandifer, S.M. Kurth). A balanced and restorative approach to juvenile crime: programming for families of adolescent offenders (S.M. Gavazzi et al.).

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