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dc.description.abstractThe number of parents behind bars has been on the increase since the trend of incarceration has equally increased. However the children of these parents have not been given the attention they require. Research on the impact of parental incarceration on children has just recently been noticed by the criminal justice system and social services. The adverse effects of parental incarceration are presented through emotional, economic and social consequences. This study explores the effects of imprisonment internationally and in Malta. These effects are also explored through the theoretical frameworks of the social labelling theory, the social bonding theory and strain theory. It continues to discuss the programmes and interventions that can assist, provide support and protection for these children. Data was gathered through open-ended semi-structured interviews with elite respondents. The results confirm that research on children of incarcerated parents is still not given the attention it deserves and action needs to be taken instantaneously.en_GB
dc.subjectPrisoners' families -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectChildren of prisoners -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectParent and child -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectPrisoners -- Family relationships -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleDisregarded victims of crime : the effects of parental incarceration on childrenen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this thesis/dissertation belongs to the author. The author’s rights in respect of this work are as defined by the Copyright Act (Chapter 415) of the Laws of Malta or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this full-text thesis/dissertation and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Act provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty for Social Wellbeing. Department of Criminologyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorMicallef, Lara-
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacSoW - 2014
Dissertations - FacSoWCri - 2014

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