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Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Abandon Treatment Referral as a Crime-Prevention Tactic?

Citation
International Journal of Drug Policy: 2018, 51, p. 42-51
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At issue was whether by referring heroin users to treatment, probation services in England would protect them from fatal overdose and prevent drug-related crime. Yes to one, but not the other, were the answers; unexpectedly, crime went up. Enough to warrant abandoning treatment referral as a crime-prevention tactic?

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Mandatory Assessment for Arrestees Does Not Cut Crime

Citation
Tim McSweeney, Caitlin Hughes & Alison Ritter (2016): The impact of compliance with a compulsory model of drug diversion on treatment engagement and reoffending, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2016.1219695
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Further evidence from England that the ‘Tough Choices’ schemes which force people arrested for certain offences to be tested for heroin or cocaine use and if positive to be assessed for treatment do not pay back in terms of treatment engagement or crime reduction.

The 'Tough Choices' Policy: