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Title: Influence of the Drug Issue on Criminal Policy
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Author(s): Henrik Tham
  Journal: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention  Volume:13  Issue:Supplement 1  Dated:2012  Pages:12 to 30
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This article examines the drug issue and criminal policy in Sweden.
Abstract: The drug issue has dominated criminal policy in Sweden for decades with an influence on penal legislation, police resources, and prison populations. The question can also be raised if the drug issue has influenced the general criminal policy. An analysis is undertaken of the changes in criminal policy since the 1960s in terms of penal legislation and purpose, means of coercion, interventionist policies, view of offender, the development of prisons, and other fields of change. The parallel development between criminal policy and drug policy is quite clear. It is also argued that the drug policy in various ways seems to have influenced the general development of the criminal policy. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime costs ; Drug legalization ; Drug Policy ; Sweden
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
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