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NCJ Number: 155874 Find in a Library
Title: Improving Data for Federal Drug Policy Decisions
Editor(s): J Haaga; P Reuter
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Grant Number: 00014315
Publication Number: N-3241-BJS
Sale Source: Rand Corporation
1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A conference of 15 nongovernmental researchers was convened by Rand Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center to make recommendations on how to improve the quality of data available to drug policymakers.
Abstract: The conference's primary aim was to ensure that data collection is expanded in a way that policymakers have consistent and comparable information about different aspects of the drug problem. The conference also stressed the need to improve the quality of data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Conference participants addressed drug prevalence, consumption, and expenditures; consequences of drug use and trafficking; drug prevention program effects; drug treatment; and the impact of drug law enforcement on the criminal justice system as a whole. Particular attention was paid to special populations (criminally involved persons, high school dropouts, homeless and transient persons, and pregnant women), drug prices and purity, drug production, harmful effects of drug use, and the relationship between drug use and AIDS. Conference participants and data sources are listed in appendixes.
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Data collections; Drug abuse; Drug effects; Drug law enforcement; Drug manufacturing; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug treatment; Federal regulations
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