The Dynamics of Intra-Family Relationships During Incarceration and the Implications for Children of Incarcerated Parents
The current study examines effects of changes in intra-family relationships after parental incarceration on internalizing behaviors of the children of incarcerated parents. Using data from a sample of 249 incarcerated parents with minor children in South Korea, the present study found that perceived degradation of family relationships among inmate parents, their non-incarcerated spouses, and children was a significant risk factor of internalizing behaviors of children of incarcerated parents. The current study also found that inmate parents who had more frequent family contact were more likely to perceive improvements of all forms of intra-family relationships during incarceration. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Song, Hyojong, et al. "The dynamics of intra-family relationships during incarceration and the implications for children of incarcerated parents." International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 62.12 (2018): 3775-3796. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X18755481
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology