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FAIR: The Families and Imprisonment Research Study



Key publications: 

Book chapters

Souza, K. A. (2014). Presenting for maximum impact. In: I. Daly & A. B. Haney (Eds.), 53 Interesting Ways to Communicate Your Research. Newmarket: The Professional and Higher Partnership.

Dhami, M. K., & Souza, K. A. (2009). Breaking into Court. In: D.L. Streiner & S. Sidani (Eds.), When Research Studies Go Off the Rails: Solutions and Prevention Strategies. New York: The Guilford Press.

Dhami, M. K., Mandel, D., & Souza, K. (2005). Escape from reality: Prisoner’s counterfactual thinking about crime, justice and punishment. In: D.R. Mandel, D.J. Hilton, & P. Catellani (Eds.), The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking (pp. 165-182). London: Routledge.

Journal articles

Blasko, B. L., Souza, K. A., Via, B., Del Principe, S., & Taxman, F. (2016). Performance measures in community corrections: Measuring effective supervision practices with existing agency data. Federal Probation, 80, 26–32.

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

Souza, K. A., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Lanskey, C. (2015). Pre-release expectations and post-release expectations of prisoners and their (ex-)partners. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 20, 306–323. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12033

Markson, L., Lösel, F., Souza, K., & Lanskey, C. (2015). Male prisoners’ family relationships and resilience in resettlement. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 15, 423–441. doi:10.1177/1748895814566287

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Souza, K. A. (2015). Re-framing the analysis: A 3-dimensional perspective of prisoners’ children’s well-being. Children & Society, 29, 484–494. doi: 10.1111/chso.12088

Souza, K. A., & Dhami, M. K. (2010). First-time and recurrent inmates’ experiences of imprisonment. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37, 1330-1342.

Souza, K. A., & Dhami, M. K. (2008). A study of volunteers in community-based restorative justice programs. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50, 31-57.

Souza, K. A., & Dhami, M. K. (2007). Restorative justice volunteers’ perceptions of effective facilitators. British Journal of Community Justice, 5, 55-61.


Technical reports

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

Dhami, M. K., & Souza, K. A. (2009). Sentencing and its Outcomes Project: Part One Pilot Study Report. London: Home Office.

Souza, K., & Kemp, V. (2009). Study of Defendants in Magistrates’ Courts. London: Legal Services Commission.


Conference presentations

Souza, K. A., Lanskey, C., Markson, L., & Lösel, F. (2017). Female Partners of Male Prisoners: Questioning Caring Stereotypes. Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Conference, Cardiff, UK.

Souza, K. A., Markson, L., Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., & Pugh, G. (2012). Conducting Longitudinal Research with Children and Young People. Poster presented at the Children of Prisoners Conference, Plymouth, UK.

Souza, K. A., Markson, L., Lanskey, C., & Lösel, F. (2011). Families’ Post-Release Expectations and Experiences. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Souza, K. (2011). Examining the factors that affect how and why young people report crime. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Postgraduate Symposium, City, University of London, UK.

Souza, K. (2009). First-time and Recurrent Inmates’ Experiences in Prison. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Irish Criminology Conference, Dublin.

Souza, K., & Dhami, M. K. (2008). Prison life: The inmates’ experience. Paper presented at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Edinburgh.

Souza, K., & Dhami, M. K. (2003). Exploring the role of volunteers in community-based restorative justice programs. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Restorative Justice, Vancouver, BC, Canada.



Souza, K. A., & Dhami, M. K. (2008). Organizational aspects of restorative justice. Resolution, 29, 5.

PhD Student at City, University of London
 Karen  Souza
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Person keywords: 
prisoner resettlement
forensic mental health
community justice
youth violence
restorative justice
imprisoned fathers; families; incarceration; resilience


Institute of Criminology



Centre for Community, Gender & Social Justice


Economic and Social Research Council