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Assessing the impact of a drug law enforcement operation against a heroin and crack cocaine market in England

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START DATE 7 February 2018
START TIME 04:30pm

C219 College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 7 February 2018
END TIME 06:00pm

Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) Seminar

Speaker: Dr Tim McSweeney Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology Middlesex University

The government’s recent review of the 2010 drug strategy concluded that despite an annual spend of at least £1.6 billion, “there is a lack of high quality evidence to assess the impact of drug enforcement activities” (Home Office, 2017: 76).

This seminar presents evidence from an independent evaluation on the impact of a large-scale drug law enforcement operation by one English police force using data relating to: over one million emergency (‘999’) and non-emergency (‘101’) calls for service; interviews with different stakeholders; and observations (of tasking and co-ordination meetings, pre and post-operation de-briefings, and warrants being executed).

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