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Children of Incarcerated Parents: The Family Characteristics Associated with Child Welfare Contact Prior to Parental Incarceration

Abstract Much of the current literature regarding the well being of children of incarcerated

parents has focused largely on the trauma that results from losing a parent to incarceration. Little research has been dedicated to examining the pre-existing trauma and negative life experiences these children are exposed to prior to parental incarceration. Using cross-sectional data on children (N = 1,221) from a representative study of Arizona Department of Corrections inmates, the present study examines the relationships among children who have contact with Child Protective Services (CPS) prior to parental incarceration and: (1) parental substance abuse, (2) exposure to violence and (3) parental mental illness. Nearly a quarter of all children whose inm... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor McCaskill, Whitney Dorothy (Author) / Rodriguez, Nancy (Advisor) / Wright, Kevin (Committee member) / Tasca, Melinda (Committee member) / Krysik, Judy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Child / Children / Incarcerated / Maltreatment / of / Parents
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 37 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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