First handbook of its kind to address the need for a ‘core text’ addressing the main empirical and theoretical considerations for prisoners' families
A multi-disciplinary but accessible nature making it of use to any number of courses taught across disciplines
Makes a significant contribution to knowledge about who prisoners’ families are and what this status means in practice
Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology (PSIPP)
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Table of contents (24 chapters)
Contemporary Issues: Understanding Prisoners’ Families
Different Perspectives: Widening the Lens
Engaging with the Prison
Recognising the Rights of Prisoners’ Families
About this book
This handbook brings together the international research focussing on prisoners’ families and the impact of imprisonment on them. Under-researched and under-theorised in the realm of scholarship on imprisonment, this handbook encompasses a broad range of original, interdisciplinary and cross-national research. This volume includes the experiences of those from countries often unrepresented in the prisoner’s families’ literature such as Russia, Australia, Israel and Canada. This broad coverage allows readers to consider how prisoners’ families are affected by imprisonment in countries embracing very different penal philosophies; ranging from the hyper-incarceration being experienced in the USA to the less punitive, more welfare-orientated practices under Scandinavian ‘exceptionalism’.Chapters are contributed by scholars from numerous and diverse disciplines ranging from law, nursing, criminology, psychology, human geography, and education studies. Furthermore, contributions span various methodological and epistemological approaches with important contributions from NGOs working in this area at a national and supranational level. The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family makes a significant contribution to knowledge about who prisoners’ families are and what this status means in practice. It also recognises the autonomy and value of prisoners’ families as a research subject in their own right.
Editors and Affiliations
School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
About the editors
Marie Hutton is lecturer in law at the University of Sussex, UK. Driven by her own experiences of familial imprisonment, Marie’s research focusses on the lived experience of family contact in prisons and human rights from a socio-legal perspective.
Dominique Moran is Reader in Carceral Geography at the University of Birmingham. Her work is transdisciplinary, informed by and extending theoretical developments in geography, criminology and prison sociology, but also interfacing with contemporary debates over hyper-incarceration, recidivism and the advance of the punitive state. She has completed an interdisciplinary ESRC research project looking into women’s experience of imprisonment in contemporary Ru`ssia.
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family
Editors: Marie Hutton, Dominique Moran
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-12743-5Published: 24 June 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-12744-2Published: 11 June 2019
Series ISSN: 2753-0604
Series E-ISSN: 2753-0612
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIII, 525
Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations