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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
Call No:Ref. ADRU
Page Range:pp. 12-39
Publisher:Health Research Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:chemical poisoning, court system, legislation, law enforcement, drug court, law enforcement and the justice system, AOD laws
Notes:includes flow charts, bibliopgraphical references
Accession Number:HRB 303 (Available)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Court system > Drug court
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws

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