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Applying Harm Reduction Principles to the Policing of Retail Drug Markets


Ann Fordham


International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

Alex Stevens


University of Kent, Canterbury

March 7, 2013


Abstract:     
The policing of drug markets is usually conceptualised primarily as a matter of law enforcement – drug dealers and people who use drugs are breaking the law, and the role of the police is to reduce such law breaking. However, the wider purpose of policing is to ensure the safety of the community by reducing harms to its members.

This report examines the interaction between law enforcement and harm reduction in the policing of retail level drug markets.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: harm reduction, drug markets, law enforcement

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Date posted: July 8, 2013  

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Fordham, Ann and Stevens, Alex, Applying Harm Reduction Principles to the Policing of Retail Drug Markets (March 7, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2290797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2290797

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Ann Fordham
International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) ( email )
5th Floor
124-128 City Road
London, EC1V 2NJ
United Kingdom
Alex Stevens (Contact Author)
University of Kent, Canterbury
School of Politics and International Relations
Rutherford College
Canterbury, CT2 7NX
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