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.