Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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​The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, noon - 1:00 pm.


Susan F. Sharp, Ph.D.


Oklahoma's Children of Prisoner Mothers


Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73106


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Summary:  When a parent goes to prison, others are affected, especially their children.  This is particularly true for children with a mother in prison.  Drawing from nearly two decades of research in Oklahoma with women prisoners and their children, this presentation looks at some of the unanticipated effects of our high female incarceration rate.


Susan F. Sharp, Ph.D. is the David Ross Boyd Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma.  Her areas of interest encompass gender and the criminal justice system and the effects of criminal justice policies on families.  Recent research includes Mean Lives, Mean Laws: Oklahoma’s Women Prisoners (Rutgers University Press, 2014), Hidden Victims (Rutgers University Press 2005), her edited books, The Incarcerated Woman (Prentice-Hall, 2002) and Across the Spectrum of Women and Crime (Carolina Academic Press, 2016) as well as work published in a variety of journals and reports. 

Last Updated: April 20, 2017
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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