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

Published in International Journal of Drug Policy. 2013, vol. 24, no. 6, p. 573-8
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultDrug Trafficking/prevention & controlDrug and Narcotic ControlFemaleHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeHumansInterviews as TopicMaleMarijuana Abuse/epidemiology/psychologyMarijuana Smoking/epidemiology/legislation & jurisprudence/psychologyMiddle AgedPerceptionPrisoners/legislation & jurisprudence/psychologyPrisons/legislation & jurisprudence/manpowerSocial BehaviorSocial Control, InformalSwitzerland/epidemiologyViolence/prevention & control
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RITTER, Catherine, BROERS, Barbara, ELGER, Bernice Simone. Cannabis use in a Swiss male prison: qualitative study exploring detainees' and staffs' perspectives. In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 2013, vol. 24, n° 6, p. 573-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.05.001 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:42421

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