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Title: Experiences of fatherhood in forensic settings
Author: Wells, Michelle
ISNI:       0000 0004 9354 6300
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2020
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There is limited focus on men’s experiences of fatherhood whilst in prison. Consequently, there is inadequate theoretical understanding and guidance for clinical practice. This is concerning as research indicates the paternal relationship can improve outcomes for both father and child. For example, the father-child relationship can support men to lead a more pro-social life and reduce the risk that their children will develop future difficulties, such as mental health concerns or offending behaviour. Thus, this is an area of sociopolitical interest. This portfolio thesis presented is comprised of two discrete yet interrelated papers. The shared objective across both papers was to provide an increased understanding of men’s experiences of fatherhood during their detainment in forensic services. Paper One is a systematic review focused on men’s experiences of fatherhood whilst imprisoned in England and Wales. Paper Two is an empirical qualitative study recruiting fathers from forensic inpatient care.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; H Social Sciences (General)