Descriptive Studies

The studies listed in this section provide information about the characteristics and needs of children and their families based on original analysis of data.

Explanatory Research

The studies listed in this section examine the relationship between parent involvement in the criminal justice system and other factors such as children’s risk exposure, children’s outcomes, or foster care placement.

Program Evaluation

The studies listed in this section are forms of research that assesses short- or long-term changes among individuals participating in programs or receiving interventions.

Research Reports and Reviews

These publications provide (a) critiques and commentaries on the methods used in studying children whose parents are in prison, or (b) systematically examine published research in an effort to assess the quality and strength of evidence pertaining to a particular research issue.