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  NCJ Number: NCJ 189768   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: I-ADAM in Eight Countries: Approaches and Challenges
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  Author(s): Vicknasingam Balasingam ; Trevor Bennett ; Henry H. Brownstein ; Luis Caris ; Willemijn Garnier ; Doug Johnson ; Peter Klerks ; D. Locke ; Antoinette Louw ; Toni Makkai ; Neil McKeganey ; Visweswaran Navaratnam ; Hilal Hj. Othman ; Charles Parry ; Janine Plaisier ; Andreas Pluddemann ; Bruce Taylor ; Elna van Niekerk ; Gina Weir-Smith
  Editor(s): Bruce Taylor
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 05/2002
  Page Count: 198
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: The document is a report compiled by the National Institute of Justice concerning the implementation and progress of the two year old International Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program (I-ADAM).
  Abstract: This is a report of the initial findings of the eight International Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program (I-ADAM) participating nations. I-ADAM is a program that tracks trends in the prevalence and types of hard-core drug use in arrested drug offenders. The data was collected through a standard survey, a model of which is included as Appendix A to the report. The report is designed to present common problems in developing an I-ADAM program as well as the findings of the participants, including research and policy guidance. To the extent that the data indicates that there are similar drug problems across national borders, the I-ADAM program is perceived by the authors as a tool for promoting international cooperation in drug enforcement and drug law policy selection. Data is presented from each of the eight I-ADAM participating countries, Australia, Chile, England and Wales, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Scotland, South African, and the United States. Each country’s data is organized into a standard format which includes an overview of the reporting county’s demographic profile, a description of the criminal justice system and arrest process, a description of drug policy, background history of I-ADAM development, a statement of the specific goals and objectives for I-ADAM, a description of I-ADAM implementation, a description of barriers to the development of an effective I-ADAM program, an outline of stakeholders in the particular country’s drug use monitoring program, a description of the specific research methods employed, an overview of training issues and impediments to the program, and a statement of drug policy implications suggested by the data. Chart, 67 exhibits, 129 notes, 2 appendices
  Main Term(s): International cooperation ; International drug law enforcement
  Index Term(s): International crime statistics ; International law ; England ; South Africa ; Netherlands ; Australia ; Chile ; Scotland ; Wales ; Malaysia
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  Type: Reference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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