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Presented By: Dr Cara Jardine, University of Strathclyde

Length: 39:05

Published: 13th November 2020

The Criminal and Social Justice Cluster at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde and SCCJR are delighted to launch Dr Cara Jardine’s powerful new book Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties.

This study provides a compelling examination of what it means to be a family within the restrictive, disruptive and often distressing context of imprisonment. Looking beyond the nuclear family reveals not only who is affected when a prison sentence is given, but also the individual, and often highly creative, strategies adopted by families to continue and maintain their relationships.

Dr Jardine provided a short introduction and reading from the book. Then she was joined by Professor Rachel Condry (University of Oxford) and Professor Laura Piacentini (University of Strathclyde), who offered some reflections about the wider implications of this book.

The session was chaired by Professor Richard Sparks (University of Edinburgh).

Cara’s book is published by Routledge and is available here

Punishment, Citizenship and Communities