Children of incarcerated and criminal parents: adjustment, behavior, and prognosis.
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
20(1): 33-45, 1992.
The population of incarcerated individuals in the United States has risen dramatically in the last
decade. There is very little information available about the psychological reactions or adjustment of
the children of these incarcerated individuals, although it is likely that this population of apparently
high risk children also has increased. This article reviews the literature on the behavioral problems
and adjustment of children during the time of their parent's incarceration. It discusses these children
and their behavior in the context of their family characteristics, their prognosis, and their current
clinical needs. [References: 46]