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Routledge Studies in Crime, Justice and the Family


About the Series

This series is the first series of its kind for Criminology. It offers a space to capture work on a range of topics that share the common theme of the relationship between crime, justice and the family, and aims to interrogate common-sense understandings of this relationship to explore just who is affected by crime and how they are affected, whether as victims of crime within the family, as secondary victims, or as parents, children, spouses, or other kin of offenders.

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Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights

Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Fiona Donson, Aisling Parkes
March 31, 2021

This book brings together internationally renowned academics and professionals from a variety of disciplines who, in a variety of ways, seek to understand the legal, conceptual and practical consequences of parental imprisonment through a children’s rights lens. Children whose parents have been ...

Juvenile Lifers (Lethal) Violence, Incarceration and Rehabilitation

Juvenile Lifers: (Lethal) Violence, Incarceration and Rehabilitation

1st Edition

By Simone Deegan
March 16, 2021

This book is the first Australian study, based on extensive fieldwork, of the personal backgrounds and processes by which juveniles get drawn into risky and violent situations that culminate in murder. Drawing on interviews with every juvenile under sanction of life imprisonment in the State of ...

Generations Through Prison Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration

Generations Through Prison: Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration

1st Edition

By Mark Halsey, Melissa de Vel-Palumbo
January 22, 2020

Around one in five prisoners report the previous or current incarceration of a parent. Many such prisoners attest to the long-term negative effects of parental incarceration on one’s own sense of self and on the range and quality of opportunities for building a conventional life. And yet, the ...

Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy The Cost of Custodial Penalties

Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties

1st Edition

By Cara Jardine
September 04, 2019

This book examines what it means to be a family within the restrictive, disruptive, and often distressing context of imprisonment. Drawing on original qualitative data, it looks beyond traditional models of the family to examine the question of which relationships matter to individuals affected by ...

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