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Framed by the limited and now dated ethnographic research on the prison drug economy, this article offers new theoretical and empirical insights into how drugs challenge the social order in prisons in England and Wales. It draws on significant original and rigorous ethnographic research to argue that the ‘era of hard drugs’ has been superseded by an ‘era of new psychoactive drugs,’ redefining social relations, transforming the prison illicit economy, producing new forms of prison victimisation, and generating far greater economic power and status for suppliers. These changes represent the complex interplay and compounding effects of broader shifts in political economy, technological advances, organised crime, prison governance, and the declining legitimacy and moral performance of English and Welsh prisons.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||British Journal of Criminology|
|Early online date||31 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sept 2020|
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- 2 Finished
Crime in Prison
Gooch, K., Treadwell, J. & Barkham-Perry, G.
1/06/18 → 31/12/19
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Prison Bullying, Violence and Victimisation
Gooch, K. & Treadwell, J.
1/07/14 → 31/10/17
Project: Research-related funding
- Department of Social & Policy Sciences - Deputy Head of Department
- Centre for Death and Society
Person: Research & Teaching