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dc.contributor.authorRoettger, Michael E
dc.contributor.authorDennison, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T03:50:32Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T03:50:32Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0002-7642
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0002764218796995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383602
dc.description.abstractParalleling the growth of the U.S. criminal justice system in recent decades, American families have increasingly experienced a social disaster of parents, and subsequently their children, undergoing imprisonment. Adopting a life course perspective to examine the likely drivers of the intergenerational transmission of offending and incarceration, we contextualize the development of antisocial behavior in an era of mass imprisonment. In doing so, we draw from the literature on the sociology of disasters to examine how traumas related to intergenerational incarceration may be both understood and ameliorated through appropriate policies and interventions. We argue that it is possible to better frame how risk factors for antisocial behavior, such as prenatal maternal stress, exposure to trauma, and deviant peer groups, may be integrated with factors that promote resilience and recovery. This includes improving safety, self-efficacy, and connectedness to prevent intergenerational offending and incarceration and facilitate desistance. By framing mass incarceration as a social disaster, a multifaceted, comprehensive approach takes on new urgency so as to reduce the prevalence of intergenerational offending and incarceration among millions of families in the United States.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1545
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1561
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmerican Behavioral Scientist
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleInterrupting Intergenerational Offending in the Context of America's Social Disaster of Mass Imprisonment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightMichael E. Roettger, Susan Dennison, Interrupting Intergenerational Offending in the Context of America's Social Disaster of Mass Imprisonment, American Behavioral Scientist, Vol 62, Issue 11, page(s): 1545-1561. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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