Family Relations and School Experiences in Criminal Recidivists with a Comorbid Substance Use Problem

Erik Søndenaa, Bjørn Arnesen, Torill Karlsen, Jim Aage Nøttestad, Arne Kvithammer, Roger Almvik

Abstract


In making progress to the number of recidivist offenders, different service agencies established a cooperative aiming to offer more complete service. Contact groups consisting of police officers, prison officers and local community social workers collaborated on a magnitude of targets. A survey was conducted to study the social networks, educational background, welfare problems and self management skills among 35 recidivists with a comorbid substance use problem. Results showed fewer welfare problems and better self management in recividists who had more years in the educational system and in those with a good relation to their brother. The results argue for more inclusive educational services and the use of certain family members as a resource in the public collaboration to prevent further offences.


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