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FAIR: The Families and Imprisonment Research Study



Key publications: 


Gelsthorpe, L., & Lanskey, C. (2016) 'Youth Justice in England and Wales.' In Oxford Handbooks Online, New York: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.013.60.

Lanskey, C. (2016) Formal and informal learning in custodial settings for young people Prison Service Journal 226 3-7.

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Souza, K. (2016) Children's contact with their imprisoned father and the father-child relationship after his release. Families, Relationships and Societies 5(1) 43-58.

Lanskey, C. (2015)Up or down and out? A systemic analysis of young people's educational pathways in the youth justice system in England and Wales. International Journal of Inclusive Education 19(6) 568-582.

Lanskey C., Lösel. F, Markson, L., & Souza, K. (2015) Re-framing the analysis: a 3-dimensional perspective of prisoners' children's well-being. Children and Society 29(5) 484-494.

Jack, A., Lanskey, C., & Harvey, J. (2015) Young offenders' and their families' experiences of mental health interventions. Journal of Children's Services, 10(4) 353-364.

Markson, L., Lösel, F., Souza, K. A., & Lanskey, C. (2015). Male prisoners' family relationships and resilience in resettlement. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 15(4) 423-441.

Souza, K., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Lanskey, C. (2015) Pre-Release Expectations and Post-Release Experiences of Prisoners and their (Ex-) Partners. Legal and Criminal Psychology 20(2) 306-323.

Lanskey, C. (2011) Promise or Compromise? Education for Young People in Secure Institutions in England. Youth Justice Journal 11 (1):47-60.

Lanskey, C., Rudduck J. (2010) Pupil voice and leadership, Elsevier International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd edition. 803-808.

Lanskey, C. (2010) Citizenship Education For Young People in Secure Institutions in England and Wales. Educa��o, Sociedade & Culturas, 30 : 41-56

Book Chapters

Lanskey, C. (forthcoming) 'Children's education, youth justice and rehabilitation: an historical overview' and 'Voice, agency and the education of young people in secure settings'. In (eds) Gallard, D; Millington, J. & Evans, K.'Children and their education in secure accommodation' Abingdon: Routledge.

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., and Souza, K. (forthcoming) 'Prisoners' families and punishment creep' In (eds): Condry, C. & Scharff-Smith, P. Prisons, Punishment and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment, Oxford University Press. Oxford: OUP.

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., and Souza, K. (forthcoming) 'Noticeable by their Absence? Prisoners' Families and Criminological Research. Editors: Hutton, M. & Moran, D. Abingdon: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Lanskey, C. (2014), Children in Custody: Anglo-Russian Perspectives by M. McAuley. London: Bloomsbury (2010) 274pp. �50.00hb ISBN 978-1-84-966000-6. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53: 31317. doi: 10.1111/hojo.12081.

Lanskey, C. (2013) Emma Hughes, �Education in Prison: Studying Through Distance Learning Australian Journal of Criminology 46:311-313.

Research Reports

Lanskey, C (2017) Evaluation of the Ormiston Families' Breaking Barriers Service in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Wilson, M., & Lanskey, C. (2016) ECOR Implementation Strategy, Piloting Report and Expansion Analysis. Available at:

Wilson, M., & Lanskey, C. (2015) ECOR Groundwork Report. Available at:

Lösel, F., Pugh, G., Markson, L., Souza, K., Lanskey, C. (2012) Risk and Protective Factors in the Resettlement of Imprisoned Fathers with their Families. Milton: Ormiston Children's and Families Trust.

Lanskey, C., Drake, D., Harvey, J., Liebling, A. (2008) Training at the Edge. Final report of research evaluation. Cambridge: Institute of Criminology.

Lecturer in Applied Criminology
Dr.  Caroline  Lanskey
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
imprisoned fathers; families; incarceration; resilience


Institute of Criminology



Centre for Community, Gender & Social Justice


Economic and Social Research Council