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Drug possession should be removed from police performance indicators

Shiner, Michael (2015) Drug possession should be removed from police performance indicators. British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In this article, Michael Shiner provides an overview of drug reform in Britain and the reclassification of cannabis. Paradoxically, the initial reclassification from B to C in 2004 led to an intensification of police efforts targeting minor possession. Recorded offences have continued to increase despite rates of self-reported use falling. He argues that cannabis possession should be removed from police performance indicators to encourage officers to spend more time solving serious crime.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 09:56
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64730

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