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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SOARES, Indiara Ribeiro; CENCI, Cláudia Mara Bosetto  and  OLIVEIRA, Luiz Ronaldo Freitas de. Mothers in prision: link perception with sons. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp. 27-45. ISSN 1808-4281.

This study reports on life stories of mothers who were convicted in closed regime, aiming to identify their perception of the ties maintained with the children during the confinement period. During this period, mothers fail to exercise reasonable care in children, occurring disruption of maternal functions. It is a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive study that used as a strategy, to collect data, semi-structured interviews, which were recorded and transcribed for analysis and categorization. It was identified that the perception of the importance of motherhood and the need to care for children served as the motivation for serving the sentence and overcoming the limits imposed by the prison system.

Keywords : affective Bond; mothers and children; women's prison.

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