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Effective Interventions Unit: Reducing the impact of local drug markets: A research review

DescriptionThis report reviews existing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the impact of low-level markets and describes some current examples of work in Scotland.
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What is in this report?

This report reviews existing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the impact of low-level markets and describes some current examples of work in Scotland. It draws on a review of existing international research literature and EIU 'fact-finding' visits to nine local areas in six Scottish forces.

What is the aim?

  • To present a summary of existing research evidence on effective interventions and approaches aimed at reducing the impact of low-level markets.

  • To provide a description of some current activities in Scotland aimed at tackling low-level markets.

  • To describe some of the issues facing local areas attempting to reduce the impact of low-level dealing.

Who conducted the review?

Samantha Coope and Nick Bland of the Effective Interventions Unit conducted and compiled this review.

Who should read it?

Police managers, Drug and Alcohol Action Team members and officers, and drug agencies who could, or already do, work in partnership with the police in tackling local drug markets.

Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Defining Low-Level Markets And Interventions
Chapter 3 Supply Reduction
Chapter 4 Demand Reduction
Chapter 5 Harm Reduction

Chapter 2 Defining Low-Level Markets And Interventions
Chapter 3 Supply Reduction
Chapter 4 Demand Reduction
Chapter 5 Harm Reduction

Chapter 6 A Provisional Picture Of Experiences In Scotland
Chapter 7 Conclusions
Appendix A EIU Case-Study Research
Appendix B Anti Social Behaviour Legislation
References