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The Resource Children of the prison boom : mass incarceration and the future of American inequality, Sara Wakefield, Christopher Wildeman

Children of the prison boom : mass incarceration and the future of American inequality, Sara Wakefield, Christopher Wildeman

Label
Children of the prison boom : mass incarceration and the future of American inequality
Title
Children of the prison boom
Title remainder
mass incarceration and the future of American inequality
Statement of responsibility
Sara Wakefield, Christopher Wildeman
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An unrelenting prison boom, marked by stark racial disparities, pulled a disproportionate number of young black men into prison in the last forty years. In Children of the Prison Boom, Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman draw upon broadly representative survey data and interviews to describe the devastating effects of America's experiment in mass incarceration on a generation of vulnerable children tied to these men. In so doing, they show that the effects of mass imprisonment may be even greater on the children left behind than on the men who were locked up. Parental imprisonment has been transformed from an event affecting only the unluckiest of children-those with parents seriously involved in crime-to one that is remarkably common, especially for black children. This book documents how, even for children at high risk of problems, paternal incarceration makes a bad situation worse, increasing mental health and behavioral problems, infant mortality, and child homelessness. Pushing against prevailing understandings of and research on the consequences of mass incarceration for inequality among adult men, these harms to children translate into large-scale increases in racial inequalities. Parental imprisonment has become a distinctively American way of perpetuating intergenerational inequality-one that should be placed alongside a decaying public education system and concentrated disadvantage in urban centers as a factor that disproportionately touches, and disadvantages, poor black children. More troubling, even if incarceration rates were reduced dramatically in the near future, the long-term harms of our national experiment in the mass incarceration of marginalized men are yet to be fully revealed. Optimism about current reductions in the imprisonment rate and the resilience of children must therefore be set against the backdrop of the children of the prison boom-a lost generation now coming of age. --Amazon.com
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DLC
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Wakefield, Sara
Dewey number
362.82/950973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8886.U5
LC item number
W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wildeman, Christopher James
Series statement
Studies in crime and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of prisoners
  • Corrections
  • Imprisonment
  • Equality
Label
Children of the prison boom : mass incarceration and the future of American inequality, Sara Wakefield, Christopher Wildeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The social patterning of parental imprisonment -- Before and after imprisonment -- Paternal incarceration and mental health and behavioral problems -- Paternal incarceration and infant mortality -- Parental incarceration and child homelessness -- Mass imprisonment and childhood inequality -- Conclusion
Control code
841206056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780199989225
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013015340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841206056
Label
Children of the prison boom : mass incarceration and the future of American inequality, Sara Wakefield, Christopher Wildeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The social patterning of parental imprisonment -- Before and after imprisonment -- Paternal incarceration and mental health and behavioral problems -- Paternal incarceration and infant mortality -- Parental incarceration and child homelessness -- Mass imprisonment and childhood inequality -- Conclusion
Control code
841206056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780199989225
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013015340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841206056

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