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1st Edition

Drug Use in Prisons

ISBN 9789058230041
Published March 1, 2000 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2000. In this title, the author argues that drug users end up in gaol for many reasons, but in the most general terms they divide the drug-using part of a prison population along three lines. Those incarcerated because of their use or possession of drugs with intent to supply, those gaoled for offences other than drug use, but who happen to be involved in drug use and those who acquired their drug habit whilst in gaol. They argue that whilst prisons offer the opportunity to influence drug habits in a positive way, it can also produce exactly the opposite effect.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 HIV/AIDS and Drug Use in Prisons, Ralf Jürgens; Chapter 2 Reduction of Drug and HIV Related Harm in Prison, Joachim Nelles, Hans-Peter Hirsbrunner, Andreas Fuhrer, Anja Dobler-Mikola, Timothy W. Harding; Chapter 3 HIV, Drug Use, Crime and The Penal System, John Dunn, Ronaldo R. Laranjeira, José Ricardo P. Marins; Chapter 4 Drug Use, Drug Control and Drug Services in German Prisons, Jutta Jacob, Heino Stöver; Chapter 5 Substance Abuse Treatment in US Prisons, Roger H. Peters, Marc L. Steinberg; Chapter 6 Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan African Prisons, Jude U. Ohaeri; Chapter 7 HIV, Hepatitis and Drugs Epidemiology in Prisons, Sheila M. Gore, A. Graham Bird; Chapter 8 Development of HIV/AIDS Policy in the Dutch Prison System, Maarten van Doorninck, Wouter de Jong; Chapter 9 Drugs and Prisons, Michael Farrell, Nicola Singleton, John Strang; Chapter 10 A Review of Risk Behaviours, Transmission and Prevention of Blood-Borne Viral Infections in Australian Prisons, Kate Dolan, Nick Crofts; Chapter 11 The Macro and Micro Logic of Drugs and Prisons, John B. Davies, David Shewan;

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"This book highlights the need for a greater understanding of the relationship between drug use, imprisonment and HIV issues...I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to understand the current state of literature and thought on drug issues within prisons."

" (This Book) provides an outstanding overview of where research and practice stand in a wide array of countries...The authors are top-flight and come from a range of professional backgrounds and perspectives. The articles are well written and highly detailed."