Spotlight on Mass Incarceration, Police Contact, and School Discipline

Spotlight on Mass Incarceration, Police Contact, and School Discipline

A core strength of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study is its significant representation of Black and Latinx families. Many researchers have used these data to study the impacts of mass incarceration, police contact, and school discipline, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Each week, we will highlight a publication from our archive that contributes to the national conversation on the American criminal justice system.


Today’s featured article was written by Raymond Swisher and Maureen Waller in 2008. Please find the abstract and full article at the link below.

Wildeman, Christopher, Schnittker, Jason and Turney, Kristin. (2012). Despair by Association? The Mental Health of Mothers with Children by Recently Incarcerated FathersAmerican Sociological Review. 77 (2): 216-243.

Visit our publications archive to read more from Christopher Wildeman, Jason Schnittker, Kristin Turney, and others on this topic.

 What have I missed? Last week, we featured Kristin Turney and Christopher Wildeman’s 2013 paper “Redefining Relationships: Explaining the Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Parenting”. 

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