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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2009) Drug offences: sentencing and other outcomes. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

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The sentences that offenders receive for drug law violations across the European Union are examined for the first time in this ‘Selected issue’.

By analysing the most recent year’s statistics, this report attempts to answer the question: What is the most likely outcome for an offender after being stopped by police for a drug law offence of use or personal possession, or supply or trafficking?

Table of contents

* Sketching out the European picture
* Information on drug law offences and outcomes
* Sentencing users and traffickers: problems of separation
* Discontinuance of legal action: a common outcome?
* Penalties received by drug law offenders
* Directing users to treatment
* Online annex: results by country


Date:5 November 2009
Pages:23 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
ISBN:978-92-9168-408-3
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB 4739 (Available)
Related URLs:
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Drugs and alcohol related crime
VA Geographic area > Europe

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