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Linking drugs and criminal activity: developing an integrated monitoring system

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 109

Toni Makkai
ISBN 0 642 24105 8 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1999

Abstract

Illicit drug policy often suffers from poor data. As a result, where limited resources should be invested and what differences they make in the long run are often the product of a hunch rather than fact. This paper seeks first to examine the utility of national statistical collections; second, to focus on national specialised collections; and finally, to suggest ways to build on current research collections to enhance the capacity of policy makers at all levels of government to tackle the problem of drugs and criminal activity.

References

Note: The full list of references for this report were not included on the original print publication.

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