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  • 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. A social exclusion framework is used to provide a synopsis of literature around the collateral consequences of mass imprisonment for individuals and adult family members. Connections between imprisonment and life course consequences of economic attainments, homelessness, mental health, social disability functioning, subjective status, and political involvement are reviewed. A recent work on mediating mechanisms is identified. Effects on spouses and caregivers are further reviewed in terms of maternal well-being and financial supports. Suggestions for future research on other aspects of spillover effects and mediating mechanisms are made, along with the need for research on the collateral consequences of women's imprisonment.

author list (cited authors)

  • Foster, H., & Hagan, J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Foster, Holly||Hagan, John

Book Title

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

publication date

  • March 2015