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The charestaristics of using illegal substances and the programmes female users are engaged in in prisons

Tina Tomc (2011) The charestaristics of using illegal substances and the programmes female users are engaged in in prisons. Diploma thesis.

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    The aim of my thesis was to introduce characteristics of drug use and handling of female drug users in prison. Drugs have become easily available, the reasons for the use vary; some of the users just want to have fun or relax, while the others seek comfort. Sometimes the drug use can perpetuate from recreational use to addiction and that is when the problem arises, as the individual is no longer a »respectable« member of society. In the theoretical part, I described a way from addict to prisoner, who participates in an addiction handling of illegal drugs, and later on again to a free man. I was especially attentive of the handling of the addiction of illegal drugs in prison. The main purpose of the empirical part is, to thoroughly research the illegal drug use characteristics and handling of women drug users in the women's prison Ig. In the empirical part I put my theory to the test, based on the seven interviewees', who decided to share their life stories, answers. The central part of the research was how the convicts see the addiction handling, their experiences and what kind of problems do they face as (ex) addicts. They shared the reasons why they started using drugs, about what they go through in prison, and how they see the future, etc. The main findings are: firstly, the interviewees' are mainly dissatisfied with the addiction handling and want to work with outworkers, secondly, the safety factors, risk factors of drug use and the factors, which protect from return of the illness, as pointed out by the interviewees, mostly coincide with those in theory. Extra emphasis was put on the family and the meaning of it. I established that the most of the interviewees do not have a formed plan, after the release from the prison.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: handling of drug abuse in prison, criminal acts connected with the drug use, safety factors, risk factors, drugs in prison, women and drugs, abstinence, future
    Number of Pages: 107
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
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    doc. dr. Matej SandeMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=8975689)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 440
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 14:32
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 14:32
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/440

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