Inside Looking Out: Jailed Fathers' Perceptions About by Jamie S. Martin

By Jamie S. Martin

Utilizing a multi-methodological approach-- surveys and face-to-face interviews--Martin tested the jailed fathers' reviews of their households of starting place, the relations roles they performed sooner than incarceration, and the results of being separated from their little ones in the course of incarceration. the consequences exhibit detention center as a microcosm of society: Martin chanced on either concerned and loving fathers and uninvolved and indifferent fathers. moreover, the findings recommend help for attachment idea.

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4). Literature Review 19 Mary Salter Ainsworth “not only translated the basic tenets of attachment theory into empirical findings, but also helped us to expand the theory itself” (Bretherton, 1991, p. 9). Ainsworth did a number of studies of mother-infant attachment and provided valuable information regarding different patterns of attachment (Bretherton, 1991). 140). From this study, Ainsworth identified three patterns of attachment and corresponding behavior among the infants. The three patterns are (1) secure attachment, (2) insecure-ambivalent attachment, and (3) insecure-avoidant attachment (Main, 1991; Bowlby, 1988).

105). Unless the cultural and economic processes that fuel many fathers’ decisions to abandon their paternal roles are transformed, there is little hope of reversing the current “bad dad” trend. “If we continue to maintain the stratification that creates and sustains this culture, there is no hope of eradicating it by public exhortation or condemnation” (Furstenberg, 1996, p. 146). More children will grow to adulthood lacking paternal affection and interaction as their fathers fade from their lives.

However, father-headed households continue to grow. S. 8 million. In 1997, 2,647,000 minor children resided with their fathers (Bryson and Casper, 1998). There have been several studies that have examined families in the aftermath of divorce (for a complete overview, see Guttmann, 1993). Among the topics examined, the issue of father absence and its impact on children has been paramount1. Few of the studies, however, have acknowledged that all members of the family, including the father, are affected by divorce.

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