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Connolly, Johnny (2006) Responding to open drug scenes and drug-related crime and public nuisance - towards a partnership approach. Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group) .

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This report provides an overview of the hearings of the Pompidou Group Expert Forum on Criminal Justice between 2004 and 2006. During this period five platforms meetings were convened on the subject of open drug scenes, drug related crime and the types of responses developed in various countries throughout the European Union and beyond. Presentations were heard covering the experience in over thirty cities. The scale and nature of the problems associated with 'open drug scenes' varies from place to place. However, most countries have acknowledged that the complexity of the problem requires a multi-faceted response developed and implemented in partnership between relevant agencies and stakeholders.

The many diverse structures and processes through which such responses are delivered are described. The report concludes by identifying some common principles underlying the various partnership schemes and, based on the evidence presented to the Criminal Justice Platform, outlines a number of good practice guidelines for partnership working.


Date:2006
Call No:MM2.2, LR4
Pages:15 p.
Publisher:Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group)
Keywords:AODR crime, community policing, crime, Europe, harm reduction, Ireland, open drug scene
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Accession Number:HRB 3646 (Available), HRB 3647 (Available), HRB 3173 (Available)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Community anti-crime or legal assistance programme > Community policing
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement
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