Report

Children: unintended victims of legal process. A review of policies and legislation affecting children with incarcerated parents

3 Apr 2007
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This project was developed from the realisation that considerable research was available detailing the adverse effects of parental imprisonment on children, but that very little information was available about the policy and legislative context in which these adverse effects occurred.

The aim of the project is to trace the experiences of a number of children that currently have a primary carer in prison, through a series of interviews with involved adults including the sentenced mothers, arresting police officers, the mothers’ solicitors, the sentencing magistrates/judges, and the interim carer/s.

It is hoped that by building a picture of the child’s experience a realistic view can be developed of the financial and social costs involved in the care of children whose parents are incarcerated.

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2007
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