The main objective of this project is to examine the effects of incarceration on offenders’ main life domains – family (life partners and children), human capital, group of friends and criminal activity, and to develop a theoretical and empirical model of analysis this topic, adapted to the Romanian realities. The specific objectives are:
- to identify the consequences of incarceration on inmates’ criminal activity.
- to identify the consequences of incarceration on the main aspects of inmates’ life – family (life partners and children), human capital, group of friends.
- to describe the mechanisms through which prison leaves its stamp on offenders’ lives
- to identify what factors can overcome the negative impact of prison on offenders’ further criminal behavior and other life domains
- to develop a set of recommendations for penal and social policies
- review of international literature on intended and unintended effects of prison
- documentation analysis about the use of imprisonment in Romania
- official data analysis on the imprisonment trends in Romania (2000-2012); comparison with other European countries
- documentary stages: Leiden University, Cambridge University
- elaboration of project methodology
- data collection
- interviews transcription; SPSS database quantitative data.
- summer school participation.
- interpretation of the interviews
- analysis of quantitative data.
- developing explanations for prison effects.
- elaboration of a theoretical and empirical model of researching prison effects in Romania.
- research stage at Leiden University: evaluation, consultations etc.
- developing a set of penal and social measures that can impede the negative effects of incarceration.