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NCJ Number: 113110 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Crime by Reducing Drug Abuse: A Manual for Police Chiefs and Sheriffs
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 166
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 86-SN-CX-0010
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based upon a study that identified new drug control strategies for local law enforcement, this manual guides police chiefs and sheriffs in the development of criminal justice and community plans for reducing crime by reducing drug abuse.
Abstract: An examination of the relationship between drugs and crime concludes that there is a direct relationship between drug abuse and the commission of certain types of crime, such that crime can be reduced by a decrease in drug abuse. An outline for two action plans that coordinate organizations for the identification and resolution of drug-related problems focuses on the criminal justice system and the community. Recommendations are offered for data collection to support the two plans. Although the manual is to be used by key local police executives, it does not provide strategic or logistical recommendations for specific enforcement action. It provides a methodology for obtaining critical statistical information about the jurisdiction that will guide the development of comprehensive action. Specific approaches are recommended for repeat offenders. Information is provided on Federal programs that address the national drug problem. The manual summarizes project activities by the International Association of Chiefs of Police used to develop this manual. A 100-item bibliography, a resource list.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug Related Crime; Habitual offenders; Police policies and procedures
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