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Co-Offending Among Prison Inmates
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2011 (English)In: The Prison journal, ISSN 0032-8855, E-ISSN 1552-7522, Vol. 91, no 3, 366-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective is to study the nature of co-offending among individuals who have previously spent time together in prison. Are new contacts established during a prison term that then result in co-offending subsequent to release? This question is examined on the basis of register data relating to all individuals released from Swedish prisons during a 6-month period (n = 3,930). The data show that 2% of the group were suspected of co-offending subsequent to having spent time together in prison. The findings are discussed on the basis of theoretical perspectives focusing on trust, contacts with other offenders, the size of the criminal networks involved, and criminal capital.                 

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2011. Vol. 91, no 3, 366-389 p.
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prisons, inmates, co-offending, networks
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62107DOI: 10.1177/0032885511409897ISI: 000294002800006OAI: diva2:439811
Available from: 2011-09-19 Created: 2011-09-09 Last updated: 2012-01-17Bibliographically approved

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