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The Vulnerable families project: a study of paternal incarceration and family wellbeing

 

Overview

The Vulnerable families project: a study of paternal incarceration and family wellbeing aims to examine the impact of paternal imprisonment on children, their caregivers, and the imprisoned father through a series of studies. The project also funds a PhD scholar to examine the experiences of incarcerated mothers.

Key objectives of the program include:

The research program is situated within a developmental system and socio-ecological framework with the child's wellbeing as the central focus. Key research areas include:

The project is supported via ARC Linkage project funding.

Abstract adapted from Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance

Contacts

Dr Susan Dennison
Project Lead
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University
176 Messines Ridge Road
Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
Ph: (07) 3735 6808
Email: susan.dennison@griffith.edu.au

Griffith Criminology Institute
Level 4, Social Sciences Building
Griffith University
176 Messines Ridge Road
Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
Ph: (07) 3735 6907
Fax: (07) 37356985
Email: GCI-enquiry@griffith.edu.au

Related publications

Dennison S (2010)

The Vulnerable Families project: examining the immediate and long-term impact of paternal imprisonment on children.

Brisbane: Griffith University

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Last updated: 16 September 2015
 
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