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Drugs and crime: October 2011
An overview of the 2011 EDRS : the regular ecstasy user survey findings / Natasha Sindicich and Lucy Burns
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, 2011
Summary: Presents findings from the 2011 Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System, detailing the price, purity and availability of ‘ecstasy’ (MDMA) and other related drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, GHB, ketamine and more recently emerging psychoactive substances (EPS) as well as examining trends in the use and harms of these drugs.
- Drug courts / Office of Justice Programs
US Department of Justice, 2011
Summary: Outlines types of drug diversion programs currently in use in US, with research findings for their effectiveness
External component of the evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within the Alexander Maconochie Centre : final report / Mark Stoove and Amy Kirwan
Burnett Institute, 2010
Summary: While some drug related programs were found to be effective, including the Inside Out Program, dental and nursing services provided by ACT Health, and the Solaris TC program, this review found most programs were compromised by shortcomings in service coordination, equity and access.
Key findings from the 2011 IDRS : a survey of people who inject drugs / Jennifer Stafford and Lucy Burns
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre,, 2011
Summary: Among the national sample the mean age of first injecting was 20 years (range 8-54 years). The main drug of choice and drug injected most often in the last month was heroin, followed by methamphetamines and morphine.
Sentencing snapshot : illicit drug offences involving amphetamines, 2009-2010 / Deborah Bradford
New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 2011
Summary: In 2009-2010, 2,398 offenders were convicted of illicit drug offences involving amphetamines in NSW, with the majority convicted of using or possessing amphetamines (with penalty usually a fine), and nearly a quarter convicted of dealing or trafficking amphetamines ( with most receiving a custodial sentence).
- The business cycle and drug use in Australia : evidence from repeated cross-sections of individual level data / Jenny Chalmers and Alison Ritter
International journal of drug policy 22(5) Sep 2011: 341-352
Summary: Examines the relationship between cannabis and alcohol use of Australians aged 14-49 years and the unemployment rate and real income per capita