When Dad or Mum Returns: Re-entry and Release

  • Peter Scharff Smith
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)


A number of special challenges are associated with release from prison and a parent’s return to — or renewed contact with — his or her family and children under more normal terms. The released parent must once again adjust to the parental role outside of the prison, and many children have to get used to having their mother or father home again.


Family Therapy Family Therapist Scandinavian Welfare Suspended Sentence Psychological Withdrawal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Scharff Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Danish Institute for Human RightsDenmark

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