Rehabilitation doxa and practitioner judgment. An analysis of symbolic violence on health care provision in the Scottish prison system

Fernando L. Fernandes*, Ann Swinney, Scott McMillan, Dean MacLeay, John McGhee, William Graham, Gary Roberts

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    This paper presents an analysis of the symbolic conditions which govern health care provision in the Scottish prison system. The paper considers the wider context of Scottish prisons, where health care provision follows a similar structure both in juvenile and adult prisons. Our intention is to provoke a debate about the doxa (Bourdieu, 1977), which underlies decision making in respect of health care in prison, in a political environment where pragmatism, allied to the ‘pathologisation’ of social policies, health and criminal justice has been a hegemonic force.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2869-2877
    Number of pages9
    JournalCiencia e Saude Coletiva
    Issue number9
    Early online date23 Sep 2018
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2018


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