Dr Lucy Baldwin will discuss the issue of maternal imprisonment and the impact of this imprisonment on the children affected, the mothers themselves and the family members who take over childcare responsibilities.
This is the sixth in our “A matter of fact: what the evidence tells us” series, to accompany our Evidence Library, giving you the chance to ask your own questions of leading academics talking about the latest research on an important criminal justice topic.
Dr Lucy Baldwin, now an associate professor at Durham University, has worked in the criminal and social justice sector for over 30 years and is also a qualified social worker and probation officer. Lucy is a passionate advocate for positive change and reform in relation to criminalised women. Her research expertise and focus centres around criminalised mothers and the harm and enduring impact of maternal imprisonment.
Lucy has reviewed the current evidence base, to which she is an important contributor, and covers a number of key issues in a review for our Evidence Library, which you can read here: Maternal imprisonment | Clinks.
There will also be a chance to ask Lucy questions in a Q&A session. So if you have a particular question you would like to ask, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.