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Risk, Resource, Redemption? The Parenting and Custodial Experiences of Young Offender Fathers.

Ladlow L, Neale B - Soc Policy Soc (2016)

Bottom Line: Drawing on an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal study of young fatherhood, this article explores the experiences of young offender fathers, the complex intersection of offender and fatherhood pathways for young men and the impact of professional support and tailored intervention programmes on these processes.The article challenges the axiom of young offender fathers as inherently 'risky', and suggests the utility of a dynamic, life course approach to criminal policy and practice that recognises the fluidity of their life journeys, and brings ideas of redemption more centrally into the picture.

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Affiliation: School of Sociology and Social Policy , University of Leeds E-mail: l.ladlow@leeds.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT

Drawing on an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal study of young fatherhood, this article explores the experiences of young offender fathers, the complex intersection of offender and fatherhood pathways for young men and the impact of professional support and tailored intervention programmes on these processes. The article challenges the axiom of young offender fathers as inherently 'risky', and suggests the utility of a dynamic, life course approach to criminal policy and practice that recognises the fluidity of their life journeys, and brings ideas of redemption more centrally into the picture.

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Jason’s future time map, revisited.
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Mentions: Over the course of the study, Jason's aspirations for the future did not waver. His time map, created at the age of twenty-two, shows how the arrival of his child created a sense of purpose in his life, built around conventional aspirations for parenthood, relationships, education and work. Revisiting the map at the age of twenty-five (see Figure 1), Jason was no longer seeking a new relationship, but wished to create a happy family unit with the mother of his child.Figure 1.


Risk, Resource, Redemption? The Parenting and Custodial Experiences of Young Offender Fathers.

Ladlow L, Neale B - Soc Policy Soc (2016)

Jason’s future time map, revisited.
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fig001: Jason’s future time map, revisited.
Mentions: Over the course of the study, Jason's aspirations for the future did not waver. His time map, created at the age of twenty-two, shows how the arrival of his child created a sense of purpose in his life, built around conventional aspirations for parenthood, relationships, education and work. Revisiting the map at the age of twenty-five (see Figure 1), Jason was no longer seeking a new relationship, but wished to create a happy family unit with the mother of his child.Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Drawing on an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal study of young fatherhood, this article explores the experiences of young offender fathers, the complex intersection of offender and fatherhood pathways for young men and the impact of professional support and tailored intervention programmes on these processes.The article challenges the axiom of young offender fathers as inherently 'risky', and suggests the utility of a dynamic, life course approach to criminal policy and practice that recognises the fluidity of their life journeys, and brings ideas of redemption more centrally into the picture.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Sociology and Social Policy , University of Leeds E-mail: l.ladlow@leeds.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT

Drawing on an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal study of young fatherhood, this article explores the experiences of young offender fathers, the complex intersection of offender and fatherhood pathways for young men and the impact of professional support and tailored intervention programmes on these processes. The article challenges the axiom of young offender fathers as inherently 'risky', and suggests the utility of a dynamic, life course approach to criminal policy and practice that recognises the fluidity of their life journeys, and brings ideas of redemption more centrally into the picture.

No MeSH data available.