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Употребяващите наркотици в затвора: опитът на Норвегия и предизвикателствата пред България
Drug Users in Prison: Norway's Experience and Bulgaria's Challenges

Author(s): Dimitar Markov, Hedda Giertsen, Maria Doichinova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sociology, Welfare systems, Applied Sociology, Evaluation research, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Substance abuse and addiction, Health and medicine and law, Penology, Victimology, Welfare services, Penal Policy
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Summary/Abstract: Publication looks over the situation of drug users in two European countries – Norway, known for its social and welfare-oriented state, and Bulgaria, which since the beginning of the transition from totalitarism to democracy lacks sustainable policies on prisons and drugs. The aim of this work is to comparatively present the penal policy towards drug users and the measures taken for convicted people addicted to narcotic substances, to identify those features which can be transferable and can assist Bulgarian authorities to improve the situation of drug users in and outside the prison. Finally, this research will try to propose concrete measures to be taken both within the penitentiary system and as crime prevention efforts among drug users.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-477-267-3
  • Page Count: 125
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Bulgarian