Supporting Families and Children Living in the Shadow of Prisoners

Schekter, Viviane and Ienca, Marcello and Elger, Bernice Simone. (2017) Supporting Families and Children Living in the Shadow of Prisoners. In: Emerging Issues in Prison Health. Dordrecht, pp. 13-34.

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The potential adverse effects of imprisonment on prisoners’ relatives and family still remain largely unexplored. This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the psychosocial impact of imprisonment on the families of detained persons. Starting from the direct experience in a correctional facility in Switzerland, the authors describe how the lives of families tend to change over the time of imprisonment and how this change is influenced by a number of factors. A special focus is attributed to the children of imprisoned parents, as they are often the most vulnerable persons collaterally affected by the experience of imprisonment. After providing a detailed analysis of these problems, the authors identify some important forms of support, including innovative strategies enabled by new information technology, which could be implemented by professionals and NGOs.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ethik in der Medizin > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
UniBasel Contributors:Ienca, Marcello and Elger, Bernice Simone
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
ISBN: 978-94-017-7556-4
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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Deposited On:06 Jul 2017 14:21

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