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Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) : a brief description

Research and public policy series no. 21

Toni Makkai
ISBN 0 642 24136 8 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1999

Abstract

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) project collects both self report data on drug use and criminal activity, as well as a urine specimen from people who have recently been arrested and brought to a local police station for charging. It aims to: provide reliable drug prevalence data on arrestees; provide aggregated data to local and national law enforcement and treatment agencies for monitoring, evaluation and assessment procedures; and provide timely and high quality data to inform the policy process.