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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.

Call No:AA2, PV2.8, VH4
Publisher:Police Research Group
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:1 85893 905 4
Keywords:crime, AODR crime, rural area
Notes:includes bibliographical references
Accession Number:HRB 1164 (Available)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Community anti-crime or legal assistance programme
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Type of society and culture > Rural society
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement

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