Families of Prisoners: A Review of the Evidence

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The purpose of this paper is to increase awareness of the issues experienced by the children and families of prisoners and to provide a resource to be used in conjunction with other resources to inform the ‘Child and Family Impact Assessments’ and subsequent support proposed by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill. This paper represents a summary of research into the needs and experiences of children and families of prisoners; the impact of imprisonment on family relationships; and the role that families play in supporting the reintegration process.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015


  • children of prisoners
  • families of prisoners
  • impact assessments
  • prisoners families
  • criminal justice scotland


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