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Prison-based drug treatment in Nordic political discourse: an elastic discursive construct
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (Det Sociala Arbetets Organisering och Villkor (SOViL))
A-Clinic Foundation, Helsinki, Finland.
2013 (English)In: European Journal of Criminology, ISSN 1477-3708, E-ISSN 1741-2609, Vol. 10, no 6, p. 659-674Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Prison-based drug treatment (PDT) has increased markedly in the Nordic countries over the last 15 years. Based on data from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, we outline the historical development of PDT and analyse the rationales employed in the political discourse in the Nordic countries legitimizing this development. These rationales relate to the reduction of criminality zero tolerance, rights and the modern welfare state, and managerialism. Though these rationales may appear dissimilar, they have been combined with relative ease in the political discourse. Actually, this elasticity may partly explain the popularity of PDT. We discuss whether the increased use of PDT reflects a criminalization of social problems and signals a rebirth of the treatment ideology in Nordic prisons.

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2013. Vol. 10, no 6, p. 659-674
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Drug policy Nordic countries political discourse prison drug treatment
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32254DOI: 10.1177/1477370812471247ISI: 000326653600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32254DiVA, id: diva2:662150
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Prison based drug treatment in the Nordick countriesAvailable from: 2013-11-06 Created: 2013-11-06 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved

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