Exploring the motivations and social organisation of intoxication in prison settings

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Kolind, T. and Duke, K. 2022. Exploring the motivations and social organisation of intoxication in prison settings. in: Hunt, G., Antin, T. and Asmussen Frank, V. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Intoxicants and Intoxication Routledge. pp. 191-202
Chapter titleExploring the motivations and social organisation of intoxication in prison settings
AuthorsKolind, T. and Duke, K.
Abstract

Studies on drug and alcohol use in prison settings have primarily focused on prevalence, harms, treatment and policies, whereas the topic of ‘intoxication’ in prison settings has rarely been explored. In this chapter, we aim to synthesise existing social science literature on the use of drugs in prisons with theoretical perspectives from penology and drug studies in order to investigate prisoners’ motivations for drug use and intoxication in prisons, the role that drugs play as part of the social organisation of people in prisons, and the possible relationship between intoxication and pleasure in the prison context. The chapter also offers an overview of prevalence rates of drug use before, during and after prison to contextualise the analysis. We hope that the chapter can inspire future research on the many meanings drugs and intoxication take in prison settings and the many diverse practices of both prisoners and staff related to drug and alcohol issues.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
Page range191-202
Book titleRoutledge Handbook of Intoxicants and Intoxication
EditorsHunt, G., Antin, T. and Asmussen Frank, V.
PublisherRoutledge
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks
ISBN
Hardcover9780367178703
Paperback9781032321486
Electronic9780429058141
Publication dates
Online30 Nov 2022
Print30 Nov 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Nov 2022
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058141-16
LanguageEnglish
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