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NCJ Number: 119972 Find in a Library
Title: Managing Drug Use
Journal: British Journal of Addiction  Volume:84  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:533-540
Author(s): D K Whynes; P T Bean; J A Giggs; C Wilkinson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A study of opiate and injected amphetamine users in Nottingham revealed a local drug economy with specific supply and demand characteristics.
Abstract: On the supply side, attention focused on illicit supply, the impact of dealers, and pricing methods. Demand factors included the purchasing behavior of drug users, such as resales and the use of credit, as related to their preferences and purchasing power. Crude elasticity relationships are presented. Two elements of public policy toward drug users, care and policing, were discussed. 6 tables, 11 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug offenders; Economic analysis of crime
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; United Kingdom (UK)
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