Children of the prison boom mass incarceration and the future of American inequality

'Children of the Prison Boom' describes the devastating effects of America's experiment in mass incarceration for a generation of vulnerable children. Wakefield and Wildeman find that parental imprisonment leads to increased mental health and behavioural problems, infant mortality, an...

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Main Authors: Wakefield, Sara, Wildeman, Christopher James (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Series:Studies in crime and public policy / Studies in crime and public policy
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Summary:'Children of the Prison Boom' describes the devastating effects of America's experiment in mass incarceration for a generation of vulnerable children. Wakefield and Wildeman find that parental imprisonment leads to increased mental health and behavioural problems, infant mortality, and child homelessness which translate into large-scale increases in racial inequality
Physical Description:1 online resource illustrations (black and white)
ISBN:9780199347612