Prison, Fathers, and Identity: A Theory of How Incarceration Affects Men’s Paternal Identity

@article{Dyer2005PrisonFA,
  title={Prison, Fathers, and Identity: A Theory of How Incarceration Affects Men’s Paternal Identity},
  author={Wm. Justin Dyer},
  journal={Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men As Fathers},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={201-219}
}
  • W. J. Dyer
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Law, Sociology
  • Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men As Fathers
With incarceration and recidivism rates escalating and the failure of many former prisoners to reconnect with family post release, the cost to society and to children of incarcerated parents is quickly rising. While intervention on the family level is thought to have great promise in reducing recidivism, in order to effectively guide research and intervention, current theory must be evaluated for its sensitivity to the context of incarceration and additional theoretical work is needed to… 

LOOKING UP: THE TEMPORAL HORIZONS OF A FATHER IN PRISON

Studies of incarcerated men frequently describe their incapacitation as fathers. This phenomenological study challenges the notion that fathering must necessarily go dormant in prison. It provides a

Voices of the incarcerated father: Struggling to live up to fatherhood

Despite overwhelming evidence that imprisonment has negative consequences for family members, very few studies have explored the mechanisms by which incarceration affects families and children. In

Father and son: Two generations through prison

In this article we draw on select data from the longitudinal study ‘Generativity in young male (ex)prisoners: Caring for self, other and future within prison and beyond’ in order to explore the

Incarcerated Fathers: Exploring the Dimensions and Prevalence of Parenting Capacity of Non-Violent Offenders

This study explored the level and multi-dimensional nature of parenting capacity, defined as the personal and psychological qualities associated with positive parenting behaviors, in a sample of 196

Family Integrity and Incarcerated Parents: Bridging the Divide

This Note seeks to understand how people in prison may lose their parental rights as a result of their incarceration, despite long-established Fourteenth Amendment doctrine protecting family

Developing a Child’s Right to Effective Contact with a Father in Prison—An Irish Perspective

ABSTRACT Recent years have witnessed a gradual increase in international research on the effects of parental incarceration on families and prisoners both in the short, medium and long term. However,

The possible selves of young fathers in prison.

  • R. Meek
  • Psychology, Law
    Journal of adolescence
  • 2011

Masculinities, Fatherhood, and Desistance From Crime

Being male constitutes a risk factor for incarceration. However, research suggests gender may have an indirect effect on men’s criminal behaviors. This author presents the theory that men’s

African American Fathers: Disproportionate Incarceration and the Meaning of Involvement

Impoverished and African American fathers are often criticized by policy makers for lack of involvement in their children's lives. These criticisms are limited to defining responsible fatherhood as

Meet Them Where They Are: The Importance of Contextual Relevance in Prison-Based Parenting Programs

Parenting from prison is dramatically different than parenting in the community. The removal from home and redefinition of self that occurs within the carceral setting often leads incarcerated
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 43 REFERENCES

Family Programming for Incarcerated Parents

Abstract The current exploratory study was undertaken to investigate the needs, as perceived by the offender, of families with incarcerated individuals. The aim of the research was to determine

When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Preface 1. Introduction and Overview 2. Who's Coming Home? A Profile of Returning Prisoners 3. The Origins and Evolution of Modern Parole 4. The Changing Nature of Parole Supervision and Services 5.

Cultural construction of manhood in prison.

A social constructionist approach portrays masculinity as being perpetual performance. Manhood is never secure, but always in the making. This article shows that the construction of manhood in prison

Developing a Middle-Range Theory of Father Involvement Postdivorce

The problem addressed in the article is why so many fathers remove themselves from their children's lives after divorce. The authors develop a theory that offers a partial explanation of this

Breaking Barriers with Books: A Fathers' Book-Sharing Program from Prison.

with books: A fathers' booksharing program from prison Margaret Humadi Genisio ■■■ Being unable to share day-to-day experiences strains a child's relationships with loved ones in prison. Life on the

Maternal gatekeeping : Mothers' beliefs and behaviors that inhibit greater father involvement in family work

Maternal gatekeeping is conceptualized within the framework of the social construction of gender and is defined as having three dimensions: mothers' reluctance to relinquish responsibility over

The Package Deal: Marriage, Work, and Fatherhood in Men's Lives

The Package Deal: Marriage, Work, and Fatherhood in Men's Lives. Nicholas W. Townsend. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 2002. 248 pp. ISBN 1-56639-958-0. $19.95 (paper). ISBN: 1-56639-957-2.

Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994

Of the 108,580 persons released from prisons in 11 States in 1983, representing more than half of all released State prisoners that year, an estimated 62.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious

Effects of Commitment and Psychological Centrality on Fathering

Propositions from identity theory suggest that interactional and affective commitment to a role identity affects the psychological centrality of that role identity. In turn, the centrality of one's

Identity Theory as a Guide to Understanding Fathers' Involvement With Their Children

Identity theory was used to explore fathers' involvement with their children. Eighty-nine married couples with preschool children completed questionnaires and interviews providing information on how