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Drugs and Crime : Evaluating Public Policy Initiatives - Doris L. MacKenzie

Drugs and Crime

Evaluating Public Policy Initiatives

By: Doris L. MacKenzie (Editor), Craig D. Uchida (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1994
ISBN: 9780803944572
Number Of Pages: 328

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Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, this book provides a comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Leading experts explore major problems related to drug trafficking and use, focusing on important policy initiatives. Each chapter discusses a specific problem area, the policies designed to address it, research on the effectiveness of those policies, and the policy implications of the research.

Background Issues
Drug Control and System Improvement
Evaluating the Success of Public Policies
Doing Evaluations in Policy Research
Implications for Drug Control Initiatives
Prevalence of Drug Use Among Criminal Offender Populations
Implications for Control, Treatment and Policy
Gangs and Crack Cocaine Trafficking
Police Initiatives
Defining the Street Level Drug Market
The Jersey City DMAP System
Controlling Street-Level Drug Trafficking
Professional and Community Policing Approaches
Police Crackdowns on Drug Abuse and Trafficking
Assessing the Community Effects of Tactical Narcotics Teams
Drugs and Public Housing
Toward an Effective Police Response
Judicial, Correctional and Treatment Alternatives
Prosecuting Drug Offenders
Classifying Drug Offenders for Treatment
Do Criminal Sanctions Deter Drug Crimes?
Shock Incarceration as an Alternative for Drug Offenders
The Implementation and Effectiveness of Drug Testing in Community Supervision
Results of an Experimental Evaluation
Treating the Juvenile Drug Offender
Epilogue
Drug Policy Initiatives
The Next 25 Years
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ISBN: 9780803944572
ISBN-10: 0803944578
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.14  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.53

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