Franklin

Families shamed : the consequences of crime for relatives of serious offenders / Rachel Condry.

Author/Creator:
Condry, Rachel., author.
Publication:
Cullompton, Devon [England] ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (227 p.)
Series:
Crime ethnography series.
Crime ethnography series
Status/Location:
Loading...

Options
Location Notes Your Loan Policy

Details

Subjects:
Criminals -- Family relationships.
Crime.
Crime -- Psychological aspects.
Victims of crimes -- Psychology.
Families.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book examines the experiences of relatives of those accused or convicted of serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape and sex offences. A broader literature exists on prisoners' families, but few studies have looked specifically at those related to serious offenders, or considered their experience other than as prison visitors. Many of the difficulties faced by 'mundane' prisoners' families are magnified for the relatives of serious offenders, first by the length of sentence, and secondly by the seriousness and stigmatizing impact through association of the offence itself.
Contents:
Cover; Families Shamed; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Discovering the offence; 2 Life after discovery; 3 Secondary stigma, shame and blame; 4 Making sense of the offence; 5 Relatives' own accounts; 6 Self-help for families of serious offenders; Conclusion; Appendix 1 Notes on methodology; Appendix 2 Interviewee characteristics; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-212) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-08998-6
1-283-96998-X
1-134-01295-0
9786612089985
1-84392-606-7
OCLC:
609842562
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781843926061 doi