Effects of Incarceration on the Family
Matt is a graduate student that submitted this request to take a survey on the effects of incarceration on the family. The survey is anonymous. Please participate if you are able to help Matt complete his thesis.
Here’s more about Matt:
I am currently a graduate student in the Five-year Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program in Criminal Justice and Intelligence Analysis at The University of Detroit Mercy. I graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In December 2017, I completed all course requirements necessary to obtain my Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis. Currently, I am working on my final Master’s level requirement, which is a Capstone Project. This would be more commonly referred to as a Master’s Degree Thesis. I chose to study the effects a family members incarceration has on individuals within the family. I strongly feel that this is an area of study that deserves much needed attention.
A critical element of my Master’s Degree project required me to develop and obtain survey responses from a minimum of one hundred individuals who have encountered the effects of incarceration on their family. This is where your direct input and unique perspective is welcomed and invaluable to family members that endure similar experiences. Please note that all responses and related information will be kept strictly confidential. No individual identifiers will be utilized or extracted. I am willing to share a summary of results of my research with your support group leader or designee. This will allow not only me to benefit from my project, but you as well. The experience of having a family member incarcerated has a multitude of various impacts on the family. My research will demonstrate how family members cope with what can be described as “a life sentence.” These impacts are normally underestimated and rarely disclosed. Through my research, I plan to bring to the forefront the importance of addressing the impact and challenging issues family members may face as a result of having a family member incarcerated.