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The illicit economy in prisons:A new measure of biddability (BIDSCALE) to predict involvement in prison illicit economy and its consequences.

Hammill, A, Ogden, Jane and Glorney, E (2017) The illicit economy in prisons:A new measure of biddability (BIDSCALE) to predict involvement in prison illicit economy and its consequences. Prison Service Journal (234). pp. 16-22.

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Abstract

In the prison context, the Illicit Economy (IE) refers to trade that is forbidden by law or by prison rules which mostly includes either goods ranging from canteen items to classified drugs, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), prescribed medications, alcohol and mobile phones or services such as money lending and gambling. Although the IE may have some positive impact on prison life by engaging prisoners in an activity that rewards the seller and meets a buyer’s need, or by filling idle hours and keeping prisoners calm, reports suggest that the IE can lead to debt, intimidation, violence and disruptive behaviour. 1,2,3,4,5 This study explored prisoners’ experiences of the illicit economy (IE) and developed a new measure of biddability to predict involvement in the IE; the BIDSCALE.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Hammill, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ogden, JaneJ.Ogden@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Glorney, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2 November 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : Crown Copyright 2017. This is the authors' accepted manuscript.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 25 Jan 2017 18:49
Last Modified : 07 Feb 2018 15:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813372

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