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Incarceration and the Family: Issues, Effects and Approaches to Successful Reentry
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Authors: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 
Book Description:
This book provides an overview of the current research that addresses issues concerning incarcerated men, their partner and parenting relationships, and the policies and programs that may assist them in their rehabilitation in prison and after release. The number of individuals involved in the criminal justice system is at a historic high. More stringent sentencing standards for felons, harsher laws on drug-related activity, and more aggressive prosecution practices have combined to bring an unprecedented number of Americans under correctional supervision. Over the last 25 years, the number of incarcerated persons has increased four-fold. Most individuals leave behind intimate partners and children when they go to prison, and this separation can have negative repercussions on family life.
Examined in this book are the social policies that address the intersection of incarceration and family life that have emerged at the federal, state, and local levels.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Summary Points

1. Policy Background

2. Characteristics of Incarcerated Fathers

3. The Effects of Incarceration on Intimate Partner Relationships

4. The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children

5. Reentry and the Marital/ Partner Relationship

6. Reentry and Parenting

7. Family Strengthening Programs

8. Challenges to Implementing Family Strengthening Programs in Prison and At Reentry

9. Conclusions

References

Index

   Series:
      Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 100 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-933-9
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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