Absent mothers: The subjective experiences of black British inmates in maintaining relationships and attachment with their children, and its perceived

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


Existing research emphasises the importance of the relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children in general, especially as the majority of prisoners are single mothers. However, this research will focus on the experiences of black women specifically, a group who are more likely to be lone parents than their white counterparts and are also less likely to be visited, in order to assess the way in which race as well as gender may influence the care and resettlement of offenders including their desistance from offending.


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ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2112112 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 30/06/2022 Monica Thomas