Allison Dwyer Emory
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Allison’s research focuses on incarceration, courts, and the implications of involvement with these institutions for families and communities. Recent work has focused on the new challenges never married parents may pose for family courts, the mechanisms behind negative behavior in children with incarcerated fathers, and the long term implications of maternal incarceration for young adults. Allison previously worked in local jail reentry and crime prevention program evaluations.
Argues that individuals whose mothers were incarcerated during their childhoods experienced greater hardships in both childhood and young adulthood than those whose mothers were not incarcerated.