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Beyond RecidivismNew Approaches to Research on Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration$
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Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Y. Chen, and Johnna Christian

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479862726

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479862726.001.0001

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Conducting In-Depth Interviews with Jailed Fathers and Their Family Members

Conducting In-Depth Interviews with Jailed Fathers and Their Family Members

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(p.59) 3 Conducting In-Depth Interviews with Jailed Fathers and Their Family Members
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Beyond Recidivism
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Kristin Turney

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479862726.003.0004

This chapter describes the Jail and Family Life Study, a longitudinal and qualitative investigation into the complex and potentially countervailing ways that paternal incarceration creates, maintains, and exacerbates inequalities among families and children. First, this chapter highlights that jails are an understudied yet critically essential aspect of the criminal justice system with important implications for family life. Second, it describes difficulties in navigating access to jailed fathers, an especially vulnerable population, and their family members. In doing so, this chapter also describes challenges associated with interviewing multiple members of the same family. Taken together, this data collection effort contributes to the growing literature on the collateral consequences of incarceration by examining how the cycle of jail incarceration and release affects fathers and their family members (including their children, their children’s mothers and caregivers, and their own mothers).

Keywords:   families, incarceration, jail release

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