RESEARCH – Imprisonment & Family Structure (2018)

What is the evidence telling us?

Released 15 June 2018

A wealth of research has investigated associations between family structure and adverse outcomes, but surprisingly little has investigated prisoners’ childhood family backgrounds. At September 2017, New Zealand prisons held a total of 10,470 individuals. This is an historic high. The imprisonment rate has grown steeply in the last 40 years.

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Media Release “Prison Rates Reflect Weakening Of Family Structure

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