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Effects of an Intensive Street-Level Police Intervention on Syringe Exchange Program Use in Philadelphia, PA


Corey S. Davis


Network for Public Health Law

Scott Burris


Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Julie R. Kraut-Becher


University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine

David Metzger


University of Pennsylvania


American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, p. 233, 2005

Abstract:     
Law enforcement activity has been found to influence health risk behavior of injection drug users. Repeated measurements and mixed effects models were used to analyze the effects of an intensive long-term street-level police action to reduce open drug sales on syringe exchange program use. Utilization data for 9 months before and after the beginning of the intervention were analyzed. Use fell across all categories and time periods studied, with significant declines in use among total participants, male participants, and Black participants. Declines in use among Black and male participants were much more pronounced than decreases among White and female participants.

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Date posted: December 28, 2005  

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Davis, Corey S. and Burris, Scott and Kraut-Becher, Julie R. and Metzger, David, Effects of an Intensive Street-Level Police Intervention on Syringe Exchange Program Use in Philadelphia, PA. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, p. 233, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=871973

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Corey S. Davis (Contact Author)
Network for Public Health Law ( email )
Saint Paul, MN
United States
Scott C. Burris
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-6576 (Phone)
215-204-1185 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.temple.edu/lawschool/phrhcs/index.html
Julie R. Kraut-Becher
University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine ( email )
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
David Metzger
University of Pennsylvania ( email )
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States
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