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

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Longitudinal Studies
Interviews
Control Groups

Keywords

  • prison
  • community
  • injecting risk behaviour
  • drug treatment

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Shewan, D., Reid, M., MacPherson, S., Davies, J. B., & Greenwood, J. (2001). Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 6(1), 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532501168172
Shewan, David ; Reid, Margaret ; MacPherson, Sandy ; Davies, John B. ; Greenwood, Judy. / Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services. In: Legal and Criminological Psychology. 2001 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 19-28.
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Shewan, D, Reid, M, MacPherson, S, Davies, JB & Greenwood, J 2001, 'Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services', Legal and Criminological Psychology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532501168172

Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services. / Shewan, David; Reid, Margaret; MacPherson, Sandy; Davies, John B.; Greenwood, Judy.

In: Legal and Criminological Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.02.2001, p. 19-28.

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Shewan D, Reid M, MacPherson S, Davies JB, Greenwood J. Injecting risk behaviour among recently released prisoners in Edinburgh: the impact of in-prison and community drug treatment services. Legal and Criminological Psychology. 2001 Feb 1;6(1):19-28. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532501168172