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What can we learn from the Portuguese decriminalization of illicit drugs?

Stevens, Alex, Hughes, Caitlin Elizabeth (2010) What can we learn from the Portuguese decriminalization of illicit drugs? British Journal of Criminology, 50 (6). pp. 999-1022. ISSN 0007-0955. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azq038) (KAR id:29910)

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Abstract

The issue of decriminalizing illicit drugs is hotly debated, but is rarely subject to evidence-based

of all illicit drugs on 1 July 2001. Drawing upon independent evaluations and interviews

health impacts against trends from neighbouring Spain and Italy. It concludes that contrary to

evidence indicates reductions in problematic use, drug-related harms and criminal justice

criminological discussions on late modern governance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjc/azq038
Uncontrolled keywords: decriminalization, Portugal, drug, policy, legislation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Taryn Duhig
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 13:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29910 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevens, Alex: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4878-3871
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