Dr Kelly Lockwood, Lecturer in Criminology, has co-authored – with Professor Tony Long and others – a new report into how best to help build resilience among families impacted upon by the criminal justice system. The authors’ work Constructive Connections: building resilience of
families affected by the criminal justice system, researched young people’s views about their encounters with the CJS. The report highlights that the key message from young people was the need to humanise their experience – from arrest of a parent to the years after their release: “They felt themselves to be victimised by the authorities and by the community, and this led to massive disruption in their lives: the loss of their childhood”.
Read the report’s Executive Summary here
Please cite as: Long T, Lockwood K, Raikes B, Sharratt K, Loucks N, Nugent B (2019) Constructive Connections: building resilience in families affected by the criminal justice system. University of Salford, University of Huddersfield,
Families Outside. ISBN 978-1-912337-28-6