Children of imprisoned parents: an Italian and European analysis

Fontanot, Sara (2023) Children of imprisoned parents: an Italian and European analysis. Rivista di Criminologia, Vittimologia e Sicurezza, XVI (1-3). pp. 148-166. ISSN 1971-033X

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The article examines the situation of children of parents in conflict with the law from a victimological and socio-criminological perspective, considering them as secondary victims of their parents’ offences. A comparative analysis was conducted on the conditions of these minors in Italy and Europe, investigating the legal framework, the maternity management, the possible presence of children residing in prison, and providing some examples of organisations and associations working to safeguard the well-being of these children. Particular attention was dedicated to the role of the school as protective factor for children experiencing parental imprisonment. Moreover, a questionnaire was developed which examined the awareness level of teachers in the Italian school system to understand whether these professionals were aware of the presence of underage students with at least one imprisoned parent in their classrooms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children of imprisoned parents, victims, comparative analysis Italy-Europe, crime prevention, role of the school
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali
Depositing User: Prof.ssa Raffaella Sette
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2023 14:57
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2023 14:57

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