Scientific article

Cannabis use in a Swiss male prison: qualitative study exploring detainees' and staffs' perspectives

Published inInternational journal on drug policy, vol. 24, no. 6, p. 573-578
Publication date2013

Several studies suggest a high prevalence of cannabis use before and during imprisonment, but subjective perspectives of detainees and staff towards its use in prison are lacking. This issue was explored in the framework of an observational study addressing tobacco use in three Swiss prisons in 2009 and 2010 that involved multiple strands (quantitative and qualitative components). This article presents qualitative data on cannabis use collected in one of the settings.

  • Adult
  • Drug Trafficking/prevention & control
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Marijuana Abuse/epidemiology/psychology
  • Marijuana Smoking/epidemiology/legislation & jurisprudence/psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Perception
  • Prisoners/legislation & jurisprudence/psychology
  • Prisons/legislation & jurisprudence/manpower
  • Social Behavior
  • Social Control, Informal
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Violence/prevention & control
Citation (ISO format)
RITTER, Catherine, BROERS, Barbara, ELGER, Bernice Simone. Cannabis use in a Swiss male prison: qualitative study exploring detainees” and staffs” perspectives. In: International journal on drug policy, 2013, vol. 24, n° 6, p. 573–578. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.05.001
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ISSN of the journal0955-3959

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