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O'Brien, Mary and Dillon, Lucy and Moran, Rosalyn (2001) Legal framework. In: Overview of drug issues in Ireland 2000: a resource document. Dublin: Health Research Board , pp. 12-39.

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This chapter the body of legislation directly or indirectly relevant to the control of drugs, beginning with the Poisons (Ireland) Act, 1870 and concluding with the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Bill, 2000. Commentary on some of the implications of the most recent changes in legislation is provided. The organisation of the enforcement agencies and their interrelationships are presented. This is followed by an overview of the processes involved in drug law enforcement, up to procedures for sentencing. Finally, some recent developments in activities in the law enforcement area, related to both supply and demand reduction are summarised.


Item Type
Book Section
Date
2001
Call No
Ref. ADRU
Page Range
pp. 12-39
Publisher
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
1-903669-01-4
Keywords
chemical poisoning, court system, legislation, law enforcement, drug court, law enforcement and the justice system, AOD laws
Notes
includes flow charts, bibliopgraphical references
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 303 (Available)

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