Medicina Legal de Costa Rica
versión ISSN 1409-0015
SAENZ ROJAS, Mario Alberto; BEJARANO OROZCO, Julio; ALVARADO CORDERO, Ronald y BRICENO BARAHONA, Gustavo Adolfo. Privados de libertad y drogas: experiencias en un régimen de confianza. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 1998, vol.15, n.1-2, pp. 62-68. ISSN 1409-0015.
This descriptive-exploratory research, analizes outputs derived from the application of an structured instrument to subjects in a trust system prison in Costa Rica. it introduces epidemiological data on drug consumption, the risk perception of the individuals toward different drug intake practices and discusses the relation between risk behavior and family environment during childhood with drug abuse and crime behavior. Some comparisons are done with studies carried out with other populations.
Palabras llave : consumption of drugs; perceptions of risk; private of liberty; penitentiary system; Costa Rica.