Drug law enforcement : a review of the evaluation literature
Mazerolle, Lorraine, Soole, David W., & Rombouts, Sacha (2007) Drug law enforcement : a review of the evaluation literature. Police Quarterly, 10(2), pp. 115-153.
This article describes the results of a systematic review of drug law enforcement evaluations. The authors describe the search procedures and document the results in five main categories: international/national interventions (e.g., interdiction and drug seizure), reactive/ directed interventions (e.g., crackdowns, raids, buy-busts, saturation patrol, etc.), proactive/ partnership interventions (e.g., third-party policing, problem-oriented policing, community policing, drug nuisance abatement, etc.), individualized interventions (e.g., arrest referral and diversion), or interventions that used a combination of reactive/directed and proactive/ partnership strategies. Results indicate that proactive interventions involving partnerships between the police and third parties and/or community entities appear to be more effective at reducing both drug and nondrug problems in drug problem places than are reactive/ directed approaches. But the general quality of research in drug law enforcement is poor, the range of interventions that have been evaluated is limited, and more high-quality research is needed across a greater variety of drug interventions.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||drug law enforcement, police strategies, third-party policing, problem-oriented policing, proactive policing|
|ISSN:||1552-745X (online) 1098-6111 (print)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||31 Aug 2011 09:03|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2011 08:02|
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