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Ordinary people, criminals, addicts and recreational users: Swedish court of law descriptions of persons sentenced for online drug purchases
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA). People, Places and Prevention.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7521-7368
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA). People, Places and Prevention.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6975-6645
2022 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 225-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: The aim of this study was to analyze how Swedish courts describe persons sentenced for purchasing illicit drugs online. Methods: Qualitative analysis of naturally occurring data through 201 sentences that included 248 individuals sentenced for having purchased drugs online between January 1 2010 and January 1 2020. Results: The analysis resulted in the construction of four ideal types regarding the described characteristics of the sentenced persons; the ordinary person, the recreational user, the addict and the criminal. The courts operate with a notable dichotomy between traditional drug markets and online drug markets, that can be understood in relation to descriptions of Bourdieusian capital forms, specifically street capital and digital capital. Conclusion: Descriptions relating to street capital were of larger interest to the courts compared to digital capital, although there were examples of when the courts argued that uses of digital capital should be viewed as an aggravating circumstance. The courts largely held a dichotomous view of online and offline drug markets that focus on street-based criminality, which may have implications for how emerging digital drug markets are responded to by drug law enforcement and judicial systems.

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Sage Publications, 2022. Vol. 39, no 3, p. 225-239
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50805DOI: 10.1177/14550725221079524ISI: 000776662200001PubMedID: 35720522Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85127746854OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-50805DiVA, id: diva2:1647950
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