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NCJ Number: 120821 Find in a Library
Title: Recommendations for Changes in Laws, Resources and Programs Related to Drug Law Enforcement
Author(s): M Matthias
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Legislative Council Staff
Special Cmtte on Drug Law Enforcement
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion paper recommends to a Wisconsin State legislative committee several ways to improve drug law enforcement in terms of investigation, prosecution, penalties, forfeitures and surcharges, and funding.
Abstract: Actions recommended include establishing a law enforcement intelligence network in the State, establishing a special unit to trace assets subject to forfeiture, and creating a State clearinghouse for the sharing of equipment and personnel among law enforcement agencies. Other recommendations include authorizing the admission of evidence based on wiretaps with consent by one person, modeling Wisconsin's grand jury system more closely after the Federal system, using reserve judges for preliminary hearings in drug cases, and authorizing the use of drug-sniffing dogs to establish probable cause for searches and seizures. Further recommendations include having the same penalties for juvenile and adult drug dealers, establishing boot camps for first-time drug offenders, and revoking the driver's license of anyone convicted of selling drugs. Appended chart showing violations and penalties.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Funding sources; Law reform; State laws; Wisconsin
Note: Discussion Paper 89-2
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