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Davidson, Norman and Sturgeon-Adams, Louise and Burrows, Carol (1997) Tackling rural drug problems: a participatory approach. London: Police Research Group.

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Drugs misuse in rural areas has received increasing media attention but little work has been done to understand the nature and extent of the issue or to develop a coherent strategy for tackling it. This paper reports on a project in Driffield, a small town in East Yorkshire within the Humberside Police force area. Driffield serves a large agricultural area and is in many ways representative of rural England. The aims of the project were to examine drug misuse in a rural area and develop a police-led inter-agency
initiative to deal with it.

The key elements of the project were:
• A review of literature and general background to rural drug taking.
• An investigation of police intelligence on drugs in Driffield and surrounding towns.
• Community-based surveys of drug taking in Driffield.
• Sharing knowledge and assessing the potential for action.
• Developing a police led inter-agency initiative: the Participatory Drugs Profiling (PDP) Scheme.
• Assessing the value of the initiative in tackling rural drug misuse.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
Date
1997
Call No
AA2, PV2.8, VH4
Pages
viii,
Publisher
Police Research Group
Place of Publication
London
Volume
Paper
ISBN
1 85893 905 4
Notes
includes bibliographical references
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1164 (Available)

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