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This report reviews existing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the impact of low-level markets and describes some current examples of work in Scotland. It draws on a review of existing international research literature and EIU 'fact-finding' visits to nine local areas in six Scottish forces.
What is the aim?
To present a summary of existing research evidence on effective interventions and approaches aimed at reducing the impact of low-level markets.
To provide a description of some current activities in Scotland aimed at tackling low-level markets.
To describe some of the issues facing local areas attempting to reduce the impact of low-level dealing.
Who conducted the review?
Samantha Coope and Nick Bland of the Effective Interventions Unit conducted and compiled this review.
Who should read it?
Police managers, Drug and Alcohol Action Team members and officers, and drug agencies who could, or already do, work in partnership with the police in tackling local drug markets.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Defining Low-Level Markets And InterventionsChapter 3 Supply ReductionChapter 4 Demand ReductionChapter 5 Harm Reduction Chapter 2 Defining Low-Level Markets And InterventionsChapter 3 Supply ReductionChapter 4 Demand ReductionChapter 5 Harm Reduction Chapter 6 A Provisional Picture Of Experiences In Scotland Chapter 7 Conclusions Appendix A EIU Case-Study ResearchAppendix B Anti Social Behaviour LegislationReferences
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