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The role of drug testing in the criminal justice system

Despite a considerable increase in drug testing within the criminal justice system through schemes such as the drug interventions programme, research is equivocal about its added value, as a recent series of reports from the UK Drug Policy Commission highlighted.

The role of drug testing needs to be clarified and its cost-effectiveness confirmed through studies with comparative regimes. Any further expansion of drug testing within the CJS should be undertaken with caution.


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The role of drug testing in the criminal justice system
Publication date 1st September 2008
Categories Enforcement, Crime and Justice
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