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NCJ Number: 184278 Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement and the Prevention of Drug-Related Harm (From Crime Prevention in Australia: Issues in Policy and Research, P 238-254, 1997, Pat O'Malley and Adam Sutton, eds. -- See NCJ-184267)
Author(s): Mark Brown; Stephen James; Adam Sutton
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Australia
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: In a national review of drug law enforcement undertaken in 1993 and 1994 and in a follow-up study in 1995, the authors were charged with advising law enforcement agencies on rational approaches to the prevention of drug-related harm.
Abstract: The authors determined that developing a rational approach required far more than the application of technical expertise. Questions had to be resolved about the role police and other drug supply reduction agencies should play in drug strategies. It was found that, without comprehensive change to organizational structures and cultures, police agencies would always find it difficult to collect and use information in ways that were truly rational and effective. It was also determined that greater emphasis should be placed on an adequate understanding of drug harm reduction and a thorough assessment of the capacity of individuals to implement change in organizational structures and cultures that may be necessary if drug supply reduction is to become effective in the harm reduction context. 25 references
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Australia; Change management; Crime in foreign countries; Drug abuse in foreign countries; Drug regulation; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Police organizational structure
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