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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. [Home Office UK] (2007) Drug facilitated sexual assault. London: Home Office. 17 p.

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The Council makes a number of recommendations including:
• A proposal for the ACMD to examine measures for restricting the availability of gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1, 4-butanediol.
• A request that the Association of Chief Police Officers, in consultation with the Forensic Science Service, issue further advice to ensure appropriate body samples are collected from victims as soon as possible after an alleged attack.
• A request that the Department of Health arranges for "early evidence kits", and appropriate advice on their use, to be made available in all Accident and Emergency Departments and Sexual Assault Referral Centres.
• Further advice should be offered to young people about how to minimise the risks of drug facilitated sexual assault.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:Home Office UK
Date:2007
Pages:17 p.
Publisher:Home Office
Corporate Creators:Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Substance related violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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