Generations Through Prison Lived Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice Series
Auteurs : Halsey Mark, Vel-Palumbo Melissa del
The book examines the causes, experiences and consequences of intergenerational incarceration. Building on interviews with second, third and fourth generation prisoners in Australia and surveys of prisoners across Australia, UK and the USA, it offers unique insights into the dimensions and impacts of intergenerational incarceration in prisoners? lives.
This book considers a range of issues throughout including the emergence of the prison as a defining institution in some families? lives; the link between intergenerational trauma and intergenerational incarceration; the role of police, courts, and corrections in (unintentionally) amplifying or ameliorating these effects; as well as possible solutions to this problem. It integrates key socio-economic, educational, and other institutional factors into the stories unfolding throughout and pays particular attention to the disproportionate number of Aboriginal people subject to intergenerational incarceration and the histories of (unresolved) trauma and loss that feature in such lives. Importantly, the book also examines the conditions under which particular prisoners? siblings managed to "escape" the pall of intergenerational incarceration and what this might imply for policies aimed at reducing the incidence of imprisonment in these contexts.
1. Intergenerational Incarceration in Context, 2. Getting and Analysing the Data, 3. The Ubiquity of Trauma and Loss, 4. Three Generations Through Prison, 5. Prison as Homecoming, 6. Prison as Criminogenic Event, 7. The Fortunate Few: Evading Intergenerational Incarceration