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NCJ Number: 156399 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual and Injecting Behaviours in Prisons: From Disciplinary Problem to Public Health Conundrum
Journal: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:393-402
Author(s): J Strang
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Since the emergence of AIDS, it is indefensible to regard the sexual and drug taking behaviors of people in correctional institutions from a simplistic moral perspective.
Abstract: AIDS and drug use are matters for research and planning in the public health context. In particular, AIDS is lifting the issue of prisoner behavior into perhaps the single most important problem area in planning an effective HIV strategy. Moral posturing should not interfere with the objective consideration of much needed research and the safety of prisoners and the wider community. Evidence indicates that significant changes in sexual and injecting risk behaviors occur during imprisonment, and both behaviors and influences on them must be investigated since the relationship between imprisonment and risk is poorly understood. 50 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; AIDS/HIV prevention; Drug use; Inmate health care; Inmate treatment; Risk taking behavior; Sexual behavior
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