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Drug use among police detainees, 2005 [electronic resource] / Jenny Mouzos and Lance Smith
Bib ID 5717793
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Mouzos, Jenny
 
Online Access
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2006 
6 p. 
ISBN 1921185139
Series

Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice (Online) ; no. 319.

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Address as at 21/09/2011: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/301-320/tandi319.aspx. 

Summary

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is a crime monitoring program that focuses on illegal drug use amongst police detainees. It involves the collection of self-report and urinalysis data from people detained in police watchhouses, and the timely output of this data to police, policy-makers, criminal justice practitioners and other professionals every three months. The scale of the program enables the collection of a large quantity of information, and its strong foundation of state-based teams (some of whom have spent over seven years working on the program) and the use of urinalysis ensures the quality of the data collected. This paper summarises the annual data and provides information about drug use and its link to crime. Trend data on those testing positive across all sites indicate that use of heroin has largely remained stable while codeine has increased; MDMA has increased while methylamphetamine has remained stable, and cannabis has declined, although it still remains the most commonly used drug.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 30, 2011)

"June 2006".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 6)

Text and graphics.

Also available in a print version.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Drug abuse and crime -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Drug use and abuse  |  Prisoners  |  Data collection  |  Interstate comparisons  |  Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA)
Other authors/contributors Smith, Lance  |  Australian Institute of Criminology
Terms of Use Australian Institute of Criminology 2006. 

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