Parental incarceration, attachment and child psychopathology

  title={Parental incarceration, attachment and child psychopathology},
  author={Joseph Murray and Lynne Murray},
  journal={Attachment \& Human Development},
  pages={289 - 309}
Theory and evidence relating parental incarceration, attachment, and psychopathology are reviewed. Parental incarceration is a strong risk factor for long-lasting psychopathology, including antisocial and internalizing outcomes. Parental incarceration might threaten children's attachment security because of parent–child separation, confusing communication about parental absence, restricted contact with incarcerated parents, and unstable caregiving arrangements. Parental incarceration can also… 

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