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Drug use and crime

an examination of drug users and associated persons and their influence on crime patterns in Australia

Grant Wardlaw
ISBN 0 642 91582 2

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To say that society is concerned about the actual and potential damage caused by the misuse of drugs is to state the obvious. We are confronted constantly with select committees, expert panels, and commissions of inquiry which address themselves to issues surrounding inappropriate drug use. At present there are three Royal Commissions sitting in Australia which are solely devoted to drug matters.