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[This is an] engaging and well written book which deserves to be widely consulted and commended for addressing an important but neglected topic.
--Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Fatherhood Arrested provides a timely, thoughtful analysis of a pressing social problem-how the justice system thwarts the relationship between young fathers and their children. Nurse's study illuminates the mechanisms by which models of individual account-ability work in contradictory ways with regard to parental responsibility and criminal justice to damage familial bonds, and proposes concrete, rational suggestions for social change. Her careful integration of survey and qualitative research provides a model for blending methodologies. The result is a well-written, engaging work that offers a compelling picture of the human side of incarcerated young men. This book deserves a wide readership.
--Jody Miller, author of One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender