Developmental consequences of incarceration

Hanover Prison Study


Project period

2004 – 2009

Project staff

Dr. Daniela Hosser (Projektleitung)

Dipl.-Päd. Verena Boxberg

Dipl.-Math. Stefan Markus Giebel, M.A.

Dr. Oliver Lauterbach

Dipl.-Soz. Anabel Taefi

Felicitas Saßnick

Natalie Hambitzer

Daniela Kolberg

Dr. Christiane Bosold

Dipl. Soz.-Wiss. Stefan Raddatz


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Cooperation partner

Prof. Dr. Werner Greve (University of Hildesheim)

Prof. Dr. Michael Windzio (University of Bremen)

Dr. Stefan Suhling (Kriminologischer Dienst des Nds. Justizvollzugs)

Project description

The study looked at the effects of juvenile detention based on a random sample of 2,405 German male first offenders in several juvenile detention centres in northern Germany. In a longitudinal study, standardised interviews were used at intervals throughout the prison sentence and after release. The aim was to identify both protective and risk factors for the development of former prisoners.

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