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

  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},
  • 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… 


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