The latest Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) is now available online, focusing on men’s experiences of ‘coming off drugs’ in prison, and the role of social dynamics and vulnerability to violence in their decision-making.

The November meeting of the Qualitative Methods Journal Club – the first to be hosted by Simon Fraser University – was based on a qualitative study of men’s experiences of ‘coming off drugs’ and going through self-detoxification in prison. The group highlighted findings about the role of social dynamics and vulnerability to violence in participants’ decision-making, as well as issues raised by the study such as ethics, sampling, and data quality in qualitative research.

The discussion was led and summarised by Alissa Greer (School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University).

About the article: Walmsley, I. (2021): Self-detoxification, embodiment and masculinity: a qualitative analysis of dependent heroin users’ experiences of coming off drugs in prison. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2021.1886252.

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