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STUDY 1999 PDF file 217Kb
Arrest referral breaks drugs-crime cycle

Early UK report clarified what makes for a successful arrest referral scheme based on experience at three schemes which adopted the 'proactive' approach of initiating contact with arrestees or offenders thought to be problem drug users.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 224Kb
Coerced arrest referral as early intervention

UK studies show that 'incentive' schemes (diversion from prosecution for offenders who address their drug use) may intercept the careers of young, casual drug users and avoid costly proceedings but are not applicable to criminally active, dependent users.

STUDY 1999 PDF file 172Kb
Arrest referral cost-effective way to cut drug-related offending

Synthesis of research on arrest referral schemes in Brighton, Derby and Southwark estimates that such schemes would break even by preventing just four crimes per successful referral.


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