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Recovery through contradiction?

Stevens, Alex (2011) Recovery through contradiction? Criminal Justice Matters, 84 (1). pp. 20-21. ISSN 0962-7251. (doi:10.1080/09627251.2011.576024) (KAR id:29905)


With this new drug strategy, the circle has turned. It was a Conservative government

that introduced the first drug strategy, Tackling Drugs Together, in 1995. This aimed

to reduce drug related crime, protect young people and reduce health harms by

discouraging drug use. It was criticised at the time for having unrealistic, intangible

aims and for not providing the necessary funding. New Labour’s strategies introduced

increasingly specific targets and massively expanded the funding of treatment. This

new Coalition strategy has no targets and provides no new funding.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09627251.2011.576024
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Taryn Duhig
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 12:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:07 UTC
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