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Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

- The challenges of children who grow up with parents whom were incarcerated at some point in their childhood can have a major effect on their life. The incarceration of parents can at times begin to affect the child even at birth. Now with prison nurseries the impregnated mother can keep her baby during her time in jail. With the loss of their parent the child can begin to develop behavioral problems with being obedient, temper tantrums, and the loss of simple social skills. Never learning to live in a society they are deprived of a normal social life....   [tags: Children of Incarcerated Parents]

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The Center For Children of Incarcerated Parents

- The social welfare program identified for the purpose of this paper is the Center for Children of Incarcerated parents. The social problem for which it was designed to address is that of the effects of parental incarceration on children and families of the incarcerated. Its’ target population, children and families of the incarcerated. This paper will explore how services are provided and its source of funding. Additionally, it will seek to provide an understanding of the roles of social workers and the social work profession plays in the program....   [tags: Social Welfare]

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Struggles With An Incarcerated Partner

- Struggles with an Incarcerated Partner Although some people may see maintaining a relationship with an incarcerated partner as beneficial, it is better understood as an emotional rollercoaster for families’ attempting to survive financially, physically and emotionally. Not only are the partners incarcerated, but the women and children are affected the most when trying to maintain that relationship (Cooke, 2014). Pretty much even being associated with someone that is incarcerated can bring some forms of shame to that person’s reputation, but women being with partners that are in prison is part of the US population that seems to be overlooked....   [tags: Family, Interpersonal relationship]

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Helping Children with Incarcerated Parents

- A serious issue facing this country today is the 2.7 million children currently being left behind with incredible pain while their parents are being placed behind bars (Maier 91). They are left behind with not only pain, but the struggles of living day to day life without the guidance of their parents, as well as having to find a new home. According to child development specialist and the founding director of the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Denise Johnston, “there are over 10 million minor children in the United States who have dealt with parental incarceration over the course of time” (91)....   [tags: big brother big sister, BBBS]

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Help for Homeless Incarcerated Women

- ... The message was not previously researched properly in the sociology of America. It has changed in the current sociology because the increasing of women population had their freedom since the women movement in 1970s to the 21st century. There has been undone researching the updated sociology of women largely and unnoticed. The current problem was a cluster of women population ended up homeless from prisons due to addictions and their behaviors ended up out of control. The metholody of Prevention approaches has been transformative successfully from Susan Burton’s ideas....   [tags: Susan Burton's unscripted documentary]

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The Incarcerated and Bare Life

- Bare life refers to a kind of living, whereby, one does not interact with the society and enjoys only the biological life. One is inhibited to rights such as politics, social events, family sharing, religion, and conjugal rights. The bare life condition is basically characterized by subjecting an individual to sovereign power. Bare life pertains to incarceration. This is clearly depicted by several narratives. These narratives do so by exhibiting characters that are faced with difficult situations....   [tags: The Birth of a Nation]

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Incarcerated Females in Recent Years

- The number of incarcerated females has increased tremendously in recent years. The female offender faces many obstacles while in custody and once released. Many female offenders suffer from a plethora of mental health disorders and substance abuse. Females who are plagued with co-occurring disorders which is also knows as dual diagnosis require additional services as their need is more harsh than those who have a single issue to tackle. Therefore, I am presenting a proposal that will focus on the female ex-offender that encompasses mental health, substance abuse, and parenting classes and services for those with co-occurring disorders....   [tags: Mental Health Disorder, Substance Abuse]

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Incarcerated Offender Reentry Plan

- Considering the cost of new programs, budget shortfalls and cutbacks the state of Hawaii is experiencing at this time, we ask. What benefits would the state incur by immediately implementing an incarcerated offender reentry plan. Additionally, we ask. How would the immediate implementation of an incarcerated offender reentry plan affect a community’s economy and security. Perhaps, to effectively consider the impact of these questions I will need to determine why there is a need to immediately implement an incarcerated offender reentry plan....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Problems Facing Incarcerated Women

- For the past centuries, women have been fighting for their rights, from their right to vote to equal rights in the workplace. Women resistance is the act of opposing those in power, so women can have a voice in the world. Women in prison are often overlooked. In the 1970s, the women prisoners’ rights movement began, and it is still going on today. The number of incarcerated females is rapidly growing compared to men. According to Victoria Law, a prison rights activist, she stated that the percentage of female prisoners increased 108%....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Children of Incarcerated Parents

- When a person becomes a parent, their role in life undoubtedly changes. The person must become a teacher, a guide, and a helping hand in the life of the child. Research has shown that there is a distinct connection between how a child is raised and their overall developmental outcome. John Bowlby’s attachment theory emphasizes the importance of the regular and sustained contact between the parent-infant or parent-child relationship (Travis & Waul 2003). Yet, what happens when the only physical contact a child can share with their parent is a hand pressed on the shield of glass that separates the two....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Should Inmates Be Incarcerated?

- Part A Should inmates who are incarcerated have the right to vote. Currently, if one is incarcerated they have lost their right to vote, among many other rights. The emphasis on this is that voting is a right, not a privilege. During incarceration, American citizens are banned from voting. They are unable to register to vote from prison and polling stations are not allowed in any prisons. Approximately one million American citizens, who are of legal voting age, are barred from actively participating in basic political activities....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Democracy, Law]

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Prison Programs For Families of Incarcerated Persons

- There are many prison programs that can incarcerated families especially mothers and fathers. These programs that are made up are there to help parents reunite with their children by giving them tools and information about how to treat children, to control their emotions and reaction towards issues that might get out of control, some programs even help by educating and increasing a parents self-esteem by giving them knowledge information. Not only do parenting prison programs help bond parents and children but it also helps the incarcerated person get connected with the outside world again by giving their community an insight on how to help and respond to an incarcerated person needs....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Kinship Care of Children with Incarcerated Parents

- In 2007 there were approximately 77,200 fathers and 65,600 mothers incarcerated in the United States (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2007). As our society continues to grow, our jail and prison population are growing as well. When a parent or guardian is taken into custody the juvenile (child) is taken and released to a relative or child protective services. The children are either given to a close family member or a surrogate parent, meaning a foster home. This may have an emotional impact on the juvenile involved, which may lead them to committing delinquent acts....   [tags: Foster Care, Relationships, Visits]

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Should A Non Violent Criminal Be Incarcerated?

- When we take a look at today’s society and how it has evolved over the years we notice a huge financial drain on humanity. We have come to notice that the world is not seen as a peaceful place for each unique person because of the many diverse religions, cultures, and beliefs that comprise us. Quoted by Gandhi himself “My religion is based on truth and nonviolence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the meaning of realizing him”. Some people argue that the majority of people being incarcerated or better known as “Locked Up” are non-violence criminals....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal law, Law]

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Mississippi 's The Nation For Incarcerated People

- Britt Lovett Mr. Jeremy Gibbs English Composition I 13 November 2015 Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation for incarcerated people. Mississippi’s prison population grew by three hundred percent between 1983 and 2013. As of 2013, there were 22,400 inmates in the state. Mississippi estimates that in the next ten years the prison population can grow by 1,951 inmates which will cost the state approximately $266 million dollars. Something has to be done to change this trend. AS of November 2015, some improvements have been made, but out state still needs further reform....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Mississippi, Vocational school]

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Incarcerated Pregnant Women : Maternity Care For Women

- Hailey Lopez Police Operations Professor Hurd January 11, 2016 Incarcerated Pregnant Women Maternity care for women in prison has not been respectable. Prison health care is undergoing a modernization program with a requirement that prisoners receive health care to the same standard as those not imprisoned. An article written by Sally Price describes the findings of a research study into the maternity services for women in prison. She provides a background to the project and describes the pregnant prison population and the current services available to them....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Prison]

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Should Drug Offenders Be Incarcerated And / Or Offer Rehabilitation Services?

- In America there is an ever growing conflict of whether convicted drug offenders should be incarcerated and/or offer rehabilitation services. In my life I have been an addict and a convict, so this particular topic is very important to me. The conflict is within society and within the individual that is dealing with conflict. This research will show how simple incarceration without treatment is detrimental to society and the individual when returning to society. An individual who is addicted to a substance has interpersonal conflict with just about every aspect of their life, including an internal conflict....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Domestic violence]

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Exploring the Positive Punishment Effect Among Incarcerated Individuals

- In a quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of incarceration of individuals in preventing crime and especially preventing those particular individuals from repeating crime, Peter Wood concluded that several different mechanisms may in fact contribute to recidivism. Wood acknowledges the work of others in the field that have noted that statistically the experience of being incarcerated increased the likelihood that an individual will commit future criminal behavior. He continues to note the hypotheses of other researchers that such counter-intuitive statistics could be explained by "a theory of defiance" whereby after an individual receives punishment that they feel is unjust or unfair th...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Incarcerated Black Males

- Black Incarcerated Males For the past two decades, the criminal justice system in the United States has been undergoing a tremendous expansion. There are now more than one million black men in jail and that one out of every four black males will go on prison in there lifetime. Knowing these statistics it put a burden on the black community because many families are left with single family home, the unemployment rate for black male go up, they can not vote and now they make jail seem like it is fun to go to....   [tags: Sociology African American]

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The Necessity to Swap Ethnic Profiling for Behavioral Profiling

- Humanity has always strived to become more “civilized”. Whether it was the manipulation of fire, the domestication of animals, the invention of electricity or the exploration of space, the goal has always been to become more advanced than our predecessors. We think of “civilization” as the opposite of “brutality” and we associate the former with peace and the latter with violence. For this reason, we are unable to deem a race that has walked on the moon as a “violent” race. However, “civilization” doesn’t abolish violence it simply removes the individual’s right to be violent and bestows it into the hands of a separate entity (like the military)....   [tags: Hyper Incarcerated Society, Civilization]

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A Chance For Our Youth

- Did you know that nearly 110,000 youth under the age of 18 are incarcerated. Of these, almost 15,000 are placed into adult facilities and 75% of them were sentenced as adults. ( There are about 2,600 prisoners serving a life sentence for a crime they committed as a juvenile who were not even given the chance of parole. ( Juvenile offenders should not receive extreme sentencing, and be tried as adults. Young children of today are suffering from a lifestyle filled with neglect and violence in their households, poverty, bullying (recently cyber bullying) and lack the assistance needed to make it through this crucial period of life....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, youth, incarcerated]

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Effects of Parent's Incarceration on Children

- Being the child of an incarcerated parent has substantial amounts of negative influences on youth today. As young children, many consider their parents as role models. Someone who they can confide in, someone who will preserve them, and someone who will guide them through life. For most youngsters having an incarcerated parent, means that their admirable example in life is absent. Not having a parent present in one's childhood leads to innumerable negative outcomes and impacts. Statistics have shown that one in every five children has seen their parent’s arrest....   [tags: re entry on childre, incarcerated parents]

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An Incarcerated Father and His Children

- At the age of fifty-four Joey was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Joey has two children, Alex (age 23) and Amberlynn (age 18). Up until the day of Joey’s arrest, he had been actively involved in his children’s lives. Alex was a master’s student at the University of Oklahoma at the time of his father’s arrest and Amberlynn was a senior at China Spring High School at the time of the arrest. Joey spent a week in the McLennan County Jail before being released on bond for five days. After those five days, Joey was re-arrested with twenty-two counts of online solicitation of a minor and five accounts of child pornography....   [tags: Social Work Theories, Family Systems, Pornography]

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Alternatives for Pregnant Women in the Correction World

- Alternatives for Pregnant Women in the Correction World In the correction world there is a lot to deal with and one big aspect of it is that there are many women that go into jails or prisons pregnant or already having children. The amount of women in jails or prisons keeps rising over the years. There are better ways then keeping pregnant women in jails. Alternatives for these women are in there best interests. The numbers of women in jails or prisons have increased greatly over the years. Female prisoner population has more than doubled since 1990....   [tags: Pregnancy Jail Incarcerated Essays]

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The Behavioral Problem Of Children

- Children can be affected by a parent’s absence in many ways. They need a parent for guidance, structure, and for care which a caregiver can give, but it is not the same as a parent. Most children who have a parent absence have a behavioral problem. This behavioral problem can range from a slight problem to a big one. The children can be aggressive towards others or they could be withdrawn from everything and everyone. These behaviors are very prominent in children who have an incarcerated mother or father and the worst part is that they are at a great risk to become criminals themselves....   [tags: Father, Mother, Family, Parent]

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Racial Inequalities in the Justice System

- Many inequalities exist within the justice system that need to be brought to light and addressed. Statistics show that African American men are arrested more often than females and people of other races. There are some measures that can and need to be taken to reduce the racial disparity in the justice system. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system exists when the proportion of a racial or ethnic group within the control system is higher than the proportion of the group in the general population....   [tags: Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice]

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Incarceration Can Be Problematic When Children Are Taken Away From Their Parent?

- Incarceration can be problematic when children are taken away from their parent(s) because of a crime that their parent(s) have committed. This is especially true specifically when a mother is taken away from their children more than a father because a mother holds the responsibility to take care of the child. When a parent is not present in a child’s life, this can affect the child in the long run in terms of their behavior and mental health. I chose this topic of children of incarcerated parents because of the outrageous amount of parents in prison within the last decade....   [tags: Criminal justice, Prison, Recidivism, Crime]

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Children 's Family Environments And Intellectual Outcomes During Maternal Incarceration

- How people mature into grownups is directly affected by the moments they experience as children and young adults. Most of what children learn happens at home through their parents. Estimates indicate that more than 1.3 million children in the United States have mothers who are in jail, prison, or on parole, and most affected children are less than 10 years old (Mumola as cited in; Poehlmann). That information leads into the research question, what are the effects incarcerated mothers have on their children....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Mother, Structure]

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The Effect Of Parents Have On Their Kids

- The Impact Incarcerated Parents have on their Kids Every year the rate of incarcerated parents are rising. Many of these kids are facing emotional turmoil and difficult living situations, which they are at high risk for developmental, behavioral, emotional and psychological problems. Children, parents and caregivers are also affected by incarceration, which provides an overview of their circumstances through financial resources or lack off. There are many juveniles within the criminal justice system, is this from their parents being incarcerated, could a positive relationship be maintain by both parents and their kids....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Emotion, Recidivism]

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Civil And Political Rights Of The United States

- In most cases of injustice, individuals that do not directly experience unjust acts can generally overlook or ignore the fact that the acts at all. However, listening to our peers and treating the downtrodden with the same respect we give ourselves can change ignorance into progressive change. Some of the grave injustices of the late twenty first century can be seen when free individuals listen to their currently or previously incarcerated peers. The majority of policies and practices effecting incarcerated people, such as shackling, poor medical attention, and extreme sentencing, successfully serve to restrict bodily rights, despite the existence of a few policies that are strive to expand...   [tags: Prison, Medicine, Human rights, Individual rights]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison

- Mass incarceration is lots of people that are in jail. The amount of prisoners incarcerated has grown 8 times the number of incarceration in the 70’s to 2.2 million then back when it was 200,000 to 300,000 in the 1970s, that without counting probation which jumps the number to 6.8 million that are either in jail or on probation (Last Week Tonight). Since 2001, 1 in 6 black men has been incarcerated at some point in their life and other parts of the United States, for example, Washington D.C. 1 in 3 black men at some point will serve time (Mauer and King 1)....   [tags: Crime, Black people, White people, Prison]

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Helping Women Offenders Move Forward

- The Task Force We have often said that the women inside have the understanding to help themselves, that all is required is the right kind of resources, support and help. The money spent on studies would be much better spent on family visits, on culturally appropriate help, on reducing our powerlessness to heal ourselves. But the reality is that prison conditions grow worse. We cry out for a meaningful healing process that will have real impact on our lives, but the objectives and implementation of this healing process must be premised on our need, the need to heal and walk in balance (L....   [tags: rehabilitative conditions]

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The Issue Of Motherhood Within The United States

- Introduction A vast majority of women who is incarcerated in U.S. prison systems are mothers of young children. Women inmates, who are in their late stages of pregnancy, will more than likely give birth while incarcerated behind bars (Hanser & Gomila, 2015). Not all penal institutions in the U.S. are equipped with adequate facilities, or prison nursery programs to accommodate incarcerated mothers and their infant. An infant’s bonding time with his or her mother is very critical during the first few months; however, not all prison facilities will allow incarcerated mothers the opportunity to bond with their child due to prison policies (Hanser & Gomila, 2015)....   [tags: Prison, Rape, Human sexual behavior]

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The Effects of Incarceration on the Family

- Introduction According to Bowen’s (2013) family systems theory, individuals in a family unit are all interconnected and the system is comprised of interlocking connections (Bowen, 2013). Consequently, whenever an individual in a family system is experiencing a stressor or problem the other individuals in the system will be affected by the stressor and will experience a change in the family system (Bowen, 2013). Bowen (2013) suggests that this family system can be used to understand the dynamics of the family unit and explains that an individual’s behavior has a specific function in his or her own family system (Bowen, 2013)....   [tags: Social Issues, Bowen Theory, Gun Control]

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Youth Incarceration : A Serious Public Health Problem

- Introductory Paragraph Youth incarceration has been a serious public health problem in the United States. Approximately 100,000 youth are under correctional supervision each day. Based on current research, there is an increasing amount of youth that has been in some sort of juvenile placement for various offenses. According to the Justice Policy, 88,000 is spent annually to incarcerate juvenile offenders in a residential treatment facility. Based on the high statistics, a small number of studies have been done to examine various risk factors that have distracted our youth....   [tags: Human behavior, Behavior, Aggression, Psychology]

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An Offender Reentry Plan Will Keep the Citizens of Hawaii Safer.

- The State of Hawaii utilizes the Hawaii Department of Public Safety to ensure public safety and security while living and working on the island paradise. It consists of three divisions the administration, corrections and law enforcement. The department receives an annual budget of 225 million dollars. The corrections division under the Department of Public Safety plays a key role in overseeing the management of jails and prisons. Part of its role is to fulfill its mission of implementing a successful offender reentry program for all incarcerated offenders....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Social Capital Theory : An Understanding Of Social And Family Investment

- Problem Statement Social capital theory is grounded in an understanding of both social and family investment is what plays a role in preventing adverse outcomes (Wright, Cullen, and Miller, 2001). The interpersonal nature, the social activity is the element that moves the children along a scale with the time invested by parents, the development of emotional bonds, and the message of expectation and boundaries. Moral beliefs, the time devoted to study, and good grades while adversely affecting the involvement with delinquent activities....   [tags: Qualitative research, Scientific method]

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The Effects of Incarcerating Mothers in the US

- When a crime is committed the most common punishment in the United States is incarceration. During the past several decades the total of incarcerated adults have jumped from 320,000 to approximately 1.4 million. In 2007, more than half of the number of adults incarcerated, in state or federal prisons, has been parents. Majority of the children, whom are involved in situations that their parents are incarcerated, have been directly impacted (Kjellstrand et. al, 2012, p. 2409). Incarceration of a father has an impact on children, but it has been found that incarceration of a child’s mother has been more significant....   [tags: psychology, separation anxiety]

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The Incarceration Of The United States

- The United States has the highest prison rate in the world at 724 per 100,000 people are incarcerated.(Borowski) With the immense number of criminals incarcerated, one would assume that the countries crime rate is extremely low. But, because a majority of these inmates are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, it is still embarrassingly high. On the other hand, there is no evidence or valid argument that the crime rate would be lowered if there was a mass release of incarcerated criminals. In fact, it is reasonable to suggest that the United States crime rate would rise if these criminals were released....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Incarceration, Recidivism]

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Parental Incarceration And Child Well Being For Implications For Urban Families

- A study of parental incarceration and child well-being for implications for urban families (Geller, Garfinked,Cooper, Mincy(2009) study focused on formerly incarcerated parents. Study used a sample of children born in 20 urban U.S. cities with populations over 200,000. 16 of those cities were randomly chosen and the remaining 7 were chosen because of interest in high poverty cities. Data for study was collected between 1998 -2000. Mothers were interviewed within 24hrs or given birth and fathers were interviewed at the hospital or where their present location was at the time....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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The Child Of Child Welfare

- Child welfare workers are responsible to make decisions that directly benefit families; maintaining the best interest of the child(ren) involved. Thus, advocating for incarcerated parents is vital in working towards family success. When safety concerns are not present, we must advocate for visitations between children and their incarcerated parents as we have learned that this is necessary for the child’s sense of safety and wellbeing. In addition, parent and child visitations also assist with reducing the rate of recidivism....   [tags: Family, Parent, Recidivism, Prison]

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A Crime is A Crime: Violent and non-Violent Criminals

- Some people argue that non-violent criminals shouldn’t be incarcerated because it’s such a huge financial drain on society. Well in my opinion a non-violent criminal is still a criminal; the only difference is they weren’t violent at that particular time. Many crimes have been committed without any physical abuse. Who’s to say the next time they decide to break the law they won’t become violent or a threat to someone. Furthermore, I believe if you do the crime, you have to do the time. In today’s society majority of people incarcerated are non-violent criminals: such as drug abusers, drunk drivers, prostitutes, and people who refuse to pay child support....   [tags: criminals, violence, crimes, ]

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Cost of Incarceration

- What is incarceration. Incarceration is the act of placing someone in prison. Incarceration serves as a punishment for criminals due to their actions against the law. It is a solution for keeping the public safe. Prisoners follow a strict rules and schedules while following the culture within the walls among other prisoners. As a result of their crimes, convicts lose their freedom and are place among others who suffer the same fate. Crime is the cause of this establishment, but what are the effects of incarceration on convicts, their relations, and society....   [tags: prison, punishment, law]

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Behind Bars: Pregnant Inmates and the Challenges of Care

- As a woman, the experience of pregnancy and preparing to bring a new life into this world is, in general, an incredibly exciting time, unless of course, you are one of thousands of women incarcerated in the United States, serving prison time for felony convictions. While most expectant mothers are planning for baby showers, shopping for maternity clothes and preparing the baby’s nursery, the incarcerated mother-to-be has to remain in a constant state of alertness and preparedness for situations that can put her and her unborn baby at risk, in an environment that is both intimidating and routinely violent....   [tags: woman, prison, correctional facilities]

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Policy Targets And Impacts On Juvenile Offenders

- Policy Targets and Impacts The direct targets of Act 1225 in Louisiana was the juvenile justice system as a whole, but specifically, the Act was supposed to target improved conditions for incarcerated youth in Louisiana and was to target the juvenile offender by creating alternatives to incarceration. Indirect targets were the families of juvenile offenders and the community partners who wish to work with juvenile offenders. The current effects of the policy are debatable. The Louisiana OJJ releases a yearly report showing the reformations they have made each year....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Incarceration Of The United States

- Thesis statement: Prisons is America are overcrowded, understaffed and the majority of prisoners incarcerated are minor offenders while we have criminals who have commited major crime walk off with less sentences. It has also cost taxpayers a lot of money to incarcerate inmates. The mass incarceration in America has put United States in the map of countries that have the highest number of people incarcerated in the world. Today the US has 5% of the world’s population and has 25% of world prisoners (NAACP)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, United States]

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Adult Delinquency And Juvenile Delinquency

- When it comes to the topic of juveniles, several things are thought to cause, create, or increase the likelihood of delinquency occurring; some of these factors include relationships with friends and family, school and fellow peers, as well as everyday stress and strain. In the present paper, the effect that parents have on their children is examined; it is hypothesized that juveniles whose parents are, or have ever been, incarcerated will have a higher chance of engaging in delinquency. The following seven literature reviews attempt to demonstrate and support the hypothesis....   [tags: Parent, Family, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Prison Education

- Introduction In today’s society there are more people being incarcerated in America than ever before. “Today the U.S. incarceration rate is about seven times higher than the West European average and is approached only by rates in the penal systems”(WIlderman & Western, 2010, P. 2). Historically the prison has been viewed, as a place to incarcerate people who pose the greatest threat to society but with so many people being incarcerated is that really happening. More people have an increased risk of being incarcerated before the age of 35....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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American Prisons and Trends Displayed by the Minority Inmate Population

- American prisons exhibit a trend of disparity of the minority inmate population. Disparity occurs most in the minority population due to high crime rates within their communities mainly because of social isolation and the way the judicial system operates. Why is it that minorities are most likely to be incarcerated. Is it because of the lack of education, poverty, social and economic isolation or is it because of racial profiling. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system is widespread and it threatens to challenge the fact that our judicial system is fair and effective....   [tags: disparity, juvenile justice, african americans]

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Imprisoned Mothers: Should Contact with Children be Eliminated

- Imprisoned Mothers: Should Part of the Punishment Eliminate Communication with the Children. “When my mother was sentenced, I felt I was sentenced. She was sentenced to prison, away from her kids and family. I was sentenced as a child-to be without my mother.” This quotation is part of a story of a young woman’s struggle with her mother being in prison. Separation from children is an issue that many female prisoners face. However, it’s not just the mothers who will suffer; we must also consider the children of these women....   [tags: Family Psychology ]

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The Criminal Justice Is The Incarceration Of Juveniles

- An ethical problem that exists in the field of criminal justice is the incarceration of juveniles. While juvenile incarceration has been decreasing over the past decade, it is still an ethical dilemma that many criminal justice professionals will come across. Juveniles’ brains are not fully developed, incarceration is used when not appropriate to fit the problem, and some populations are over-represented in the criminal justice system. Juvenile Brains It has been found that juvenile brains are not yet fully developed....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Youth detention center, Ethics]

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Prisons Serve The Same Reason For Women

- Prisons serve the same reason for women and men, they are also tools of social control. The imprisonment of women in the U.S. has always been a different experience then what men go through. The proportion of women in prison has always differed from that of men by a large amount. Women have traditionally been sent to prison for different reasons, and once in prison they endure different conditions of incarceration. Women incarcerated tend to need different needs for physical and mental health issues....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, Mental disorder]

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Disparities in Prison Populations

- DISPARITIES IN PRISON POPULATIONS Although we would like to believe the world is not as racially charged in 2013 as it was in the 1960s, a look in our penal system would show that minorities are still arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate than whites. The United States has experienced a rise in its prison population over the last 40 years and our incarceration rate is nearly 5 times higher than any other country. Even though 13% of the US population are African American males, they make up 38% of the prison population....   [tags: penal system, felony, minority, youth, gangs]

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Restorative Justice Is A Voluntary Process

- Introduction This research proposal will outline how restorative justice affects aboriginals when it comes to crime. I will look at how restorative justice is an affective approach that will help in aboriginal communities. Restorative justice not only helps the community, it helps unite the victim and offender together to move past the crime that happened. Since Canada’s main goal in the criminal justice system is to rehabilitate offenders, restorative justice is the option to go with. It is important to remember that restorative justice is a voluntary process....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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Mental Health Needs Of Juvenile Offenders

- When a young person between the ages of twelve and twenty years old gets in trouble with the law the first reaction is not, ‘could there be a mental disorder that caused this?’ According to Sarah Hammond author of Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders stated that up to seventy percent of juvenile offenders who are arrested annually are affected by a mental disorder and one out of five suffer from a mental illness that impairs their ability to function and grow into a responsible adult. The juvenile justice system seems to un-equipped when it comes to assisting those who enter the system and have a mental illness undiagnosed or even diagnosed....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychology]

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Incarceration Is The State Of Being Prison

- Incarceration is the state of being confined in prison. The United States incarcerates more citizens than any other nation on earth. As of 2015 the United States makes up 4 percent of the world population, yet houses 22 percent of the worlds convicted. Historically Americans have been accused of establishing an ascriptive hierarchy, but is that all it is. History. Incarceration brings to light the ascriptive hierarchy that still lives and breathes in our current society. The America we live in was built upon three guiding principles, liberty, democracy, and political equality....   [tags: United States, Political philosophy, Democracy]

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Gender Discrimination For African Americans

- : This article goes on to talk about how mostly, minority have more difficulty of finding a job than whites when they get out of prison. People of color are more impacted by this predicament. The impact of having a criminal record mostly amongst African Americans who may already experience racial discrimination in the labor market is rougher than that of being white. The arrest record keeps many people unemployed even if they have served their punishment, or are qualified for the job they have applied to....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Racism, African American]

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The Flaws of Incarceration in America

- The United States has a larger percent of its population incarcerated than any other country. America is responsible for a quarter of the world’s inmates, and its incarceration rate is growing exponentially. The expense generated by these overcrowded prisons cost the country a substantial amount of money every year. While people are incarcerated for a number of reasons, the country’s prisons are focused on punishment rather than reform, and the result is a misguided system that fails to rehabilitate criminals or discourage crime....   [tags: inmates, prisoners, drug crimes]

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The Incarceration Of High Incarceration Rates

- High incarceration rates Although America holds only five percent of the world’s population, it contains 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population which is why reform needs to be made in order to bring down incarceration rates which will in turn lower costs paid by American citizens. What is the problem. The fact that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world is problematic enough, what makes the issue worse is that the United States does not have the space available to billet all the detainees that it has behind bars....   [tags: Prison, Mandatory sentencing, Crime]

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Parental Incarceration

- “Parental incarceration affects a large number of children” (La Vigne, Davies & Brazzell, 2008, p.i). “Most of {which} are young, low income, black or Hispanic” (La Vigne et al 2008). The number of children under the age of eighteen, with parents in U.S. prisons, State and Federal, is rapidly increasing as a result of incarceration being used as a criminal penalty (Waldman & Hercik, 2002). Children whose parents are incarcerated, constitute one of the largest at-risk population in the U.S....   [tags: Parental incarceration, incarceration, parenting, ]

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Comparing Life Inside A Prison And Life On The Outside Of Prison

- The Difference and Similarities between Life inside a Prison and Life on the Outside for the Convict and Ex-convict certainly has its ups, downs, highs, and lows. Convicts that have been incarcerated for quite some time continue to live life on the outside of prison as if they were still behind those walls. From going to bed early, waking up early, and even eating some of the same foods they ate while being in prison. One man made it through his entire jail sentence by committing himself to exercising every day and was released and kept his exact exercise routine....   [tags: Prison, Convict, Crime, Sentence]

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Introduction to Conversion Sagas - Why Convert to Islam?

- Introduction to Conversion Sagas - Why Convert to Islam. Religion is a fundamental aspect of life for most African Americans. As Vu (2009) states in her essay “African-Americans Most Religiously Devout Group,” a recent survey revealed that “African-Americans are the most religiously devout racial group in the nation when it comes to attending services, praying and believing that God exists” (para. 1). This study explores the reasons why incarcerated African American men with Christian backgrounds are converting from Christianity to Islam....   [tags: Religion]

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Proposed Penal Policies On Mothers And Their Children

- When addressing health, it seems it would not merely encompass the absence of disease, but there should be consideration given to health as a whole and include mental and social well-being as well. Concerning imprisoned women, child care could be a contributing factor to women’s overall mental and social well-being. Moreover, most incarcerated new mothers do not have an opportunity to care for their newborns, which could possibly negatively affect the mothers’ health. The issue becomes concerning when women are the fastest growing population among inmates moving from a population of 13,258 in 1980 to a population of 106,232 in 2014 (Fact Sheet: Trends in U.S....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Washington, Penology]

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The Causes of Juvenile Delinquency and Crime

- The social environment of teens holds an enormous influence on how the teens act and behave. Teens are easily influenced by their surroundings and they look to others for guidance. Their behavior results from that of the parent and peer influences. Parents play a particularly influential role in their child’s life and it is up to them to make sure that they are leading their sons or daughters in the right directions. A teen’s peers also play a large role in how the teen behaves when the parents are not around....   [tags: Criminology ]

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A Interview On The Video Prison Moms

- The video Prison Moms was eye opening to the plight of women while pregnant as members of a correctional institution. This documentary focused on Pennsylvania based programs at Riverside correctional facility. The 2009 sentencing project study found that one out of every forty-three kids has a parent in prison and that sixty-five thousand and six hundred mothers were incarcerated as of 2007. The program offers a full-time staff Monday through Friday that work specifically with pregnant inmates and mother within the prison population with children under the age of three....   [tags: Human rights, Prison, Penology, Childbirth]

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The Reasons Why Women Commit Crime

- In relation to the reasons why women commit crime, female inmates have much higher rates of mental health problems than male inmates. An estimated 73% of females in State prisons, compared to 55% of male inmates, had a mental health problem (James & Glaze, 2004). Some causes of mental health issues (MHI) stem from a family history, physical or sexual abuse and/or substance use (James & Glaze, 2004). The department of justice also found that a fraction of the people with mental health problem about a quarter of them experienced physical or sexual abuse before admission to prison....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Mother, Recidivism]

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Women, Prison, and Sexual Assault

- Assessing the consequences of our country’s soaring imprison rates has less to do with the question of guilt versus innocence than it does with the question of who among us truly deserves to go to prison and face the restrictive and sometimes brutally repressive conditions found there. We are adding more than one thousand prisoners to our prison and jail systems every single week. The number of women in prisons and jails has reached a sad new milestone. As women become entangled with the war on drugs, the number in prison has increased if not double the rate of incarceration for men....   [tags: legal issues, imprison rates]

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Incarceration Of The Incarceration Nation

- The Incarceration Nation Incarceration was established to reform the guilty, making them safer for society. However, this system has faced many obstacles. Over the years the incarcerated population has grown significantly. The United States has become the leading country in incarcerated population, creating the mass incarceration epidemic. Mass incarceration meaning that the United States’ prisons are becoming greatly overcrowded. Many issues have risen from mass incarceration due to the obstacles it creates....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Mental disorder]

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Today 's Society For African American Males

- Change is what is hoped for in today’s society for African American Males. The number of Black Males incarcerated in the United States, outnumber the number of Black Males enrolled In higher education. According to the Census estimates in 2013, there were “approximate 745,000 African American Males in the Bureau of Justice National Prison System in the United States”(2). The Majority of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States prisons and jails are people of color, people with mental health issues and drug addiction, people with low levels of education also people with history of unemployment....   [tags: African American, United States]

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Reaching Out Of Children Dealing With Parental Incarceration

- Reaching Out to Children Dealing with Parental Incarceration Crime is something that never rests: it ruins families, neighborhoods, and societies. The main punishment in the United States for individuals who violate the law is incarceration, and they have to serve their time at a state or federal prison. The incarceration of many of these individuals appears to put an immediate stop to the negative effects of crime in society, but when many of these criminals enter the prison system, their sons and daughters are still left growing up in the same environment and circumstances as they did, and they will potentially develop the same criminal patterns....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Parent, Recidivism]

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Reccomendations for Preventing Crime in Queensland

- ... (Criminal Justice and Legal Access Police Division). Any person who has been declared guilty of crime must be punished, as these punishments such as incarceration, costly fines or in some instances both. However, persons found liable in a civil case may only have to give up property or pay money, but they will not be incarcerated. A suggested underlying cause of crime is the amount of education the person has, as lack of education builds upon the 'Strain Theory' in why criminals commit crime....   [tags: criminolgy, education, environment]

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Should Probation Be More Effective?

- It is possible that those placed on probation just made a small mistake in judgment and the fear that they could have possibly been incarcerated will deter them from committing again. While probation might be more effective in lowering recidivism, incarceration is more effective in deterrence because it is a harsher punishment than probation. Because some view probation as a small slap of the wrist, it is not as effective in deterring people from committing a crime (Cole, Smith & DeJong, 2014). Probation is more humane and cost effective and it also allows people to maintain their family and community ties, which are extremely important in reducing recidivism....   [tags: Prison, Criminal law, Crime, Criminal justice]

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Prisons Full to the Brink

- American prisons are being filled to the brink. With new prisoners being transferred in daily and few being released back into the world, it is no wonder why the most important issue with today's prison system is the mass overcrowding taking place in our prisons. Prisons in America are being overcrowded with small time criminals. The majority of the incarcerated is due to violent crimes. However, another large group of those imprisoned are the drug offenders that were convicted for either possession or use....   [tags: American Prisons, Prisoners, Crime Rates]

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America 's Highest Incarceration Rates

- The United States of America has the world’s highest incarceration rates, for several reasons. The United States of America doesn’t necessarily possess any unique strict laws in comparison to other countries of the world, yet we still have the highest incarceration rate in the world. More federal level and state level prisons are built in order to control and hold more prisoners because most are reaching its full capacity. The United States of America’s “crime rates” increased about 40 years ago when there became a new focus in the areas of crime....   [tags: United States, Race, Black people, White American]

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Juvenile Prison And Juvenile Correctional Center

- INTRODUCTION Imagine that a child was sent to a juvenile prison for a misdemeanor offence to get their behavior corrected and while being incarcerated the juvenile was repeatedly abused, physically, emotionally, and sexually, without the outside world knowing. This would make one maybe a little angry, sad, and helpless. Well this is what happens to many children who are locked up in state and federal juvenile centers. Roughly 10% of juveniles under state confinement have reported that they have been sexually abused by a staff member or another resident of the facility....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Recidivism, Juvenile delinquency]

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Critique of a Research Article about Incarceration in the Household by Loper & Nichols (2012)

- Background In a study of children that had a family member or family associate incarcerated prior to their 18th birthday, Loper & Nichols (2012) attempted to address the impact that such incarceration had on such children. It was expected, consistent with previous literature, that household incarceration would have an impact on academic outcomes. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between household incarceration and two outcomes: failure to graduate high school and extended school absence....   [tags: Journal Article Critique Example]

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The Importance Of A Problem Of The United States Penitentiary System

- The importance of a problem of the United States penitentiary system is so high that the authorities cannot solve this issue even under pressure of a powerful American human rights society. The United States are leading in the amount of incarcerated people in the world having more than 2.3 million people being in prisons. Shockingly, it is a quarter on all people who are incarcerated in the world. All these high numbers indicate the difficulties that the American society must deal with, and the operating of penitentiary system of such high magnitude causes a lot of social, economic, racial, and then as a result, political problems....   [tags: Prison, Crime, United States, Cocaine]

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The Effects Of Parental Incarceration On The Adolescent Population

- Adalist-Estrin, A. (2006). Providing support to children with incarcerated parents. Retrieved from In this article, Adalist-Estrin discusses the effects that parental incarceration on the adolescent population. Of the many different effects and contributing factors parental imprisonment can have on children, she targets a very prominent three that result in a lack of support and understanding of the presenting issue....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Incarceration, Parent]

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The Lost Children : Collateral Consequences Of Parental Imprisonment

- The Lost Children: Collateral Consequences of Parental Imprisonment There are approximately 2.7 million children in America with parents who are incarcerated (Reilly, 2013). They are the lost children, the ones who are expected to live a normal life when nothing about their life is normal. How does parental incarceration effect a child. Effects are multidimensional, by examining the emotional, behavioral and social categories of development, one can assess the consequences of parental incarceration on children....   [tags: Sociology, Childhood, Psychology, Parent]

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Prison Reform in the United States of America

- Prison Reform in The United States of America “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones” (Nelson Mandela, 1994). The United States of America has more people behind bars than any other country on the planet. The prisons are at over double capacity. It cost a lot of money to house prisoners each year. A large number of the prisoners are there because of drug related offenses....   [tags: there are too many people encarcerated]

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