Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services

David Shewan, Margaret Reid, Sandy MacPherson, John B. Davies, Judy Greenwood

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Abstract

Research in the area of injecting risk behaviour among drug users in prison is increasing; this paper attempts to rectify the paucity of research on risk behaviour of prisoners after release. This study also assesses the impact of both in-prison and community drug services on injecting risk behaviour after release. This longitudinal study looked at the risk behaviour of a cohort of ex-prisoners in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two follow-up interviews were carried out after release from prison, involving 56 and 40 participants respectively. This study built on an in-prison evaluation of a drug reduction programme, and sufficient numbers were recruited to compare an intervention and a control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalLegal and Criminological Psychology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001

Keywords

  • prison
  • community
  • injecting risk behaviour
  • drug treatment

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