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The Illicit drug markets in Ireland

Author: Connolly, John; Donovan Anne Marie; HRB; NACDA

Publication Year: 2014

Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Glossary of Terms
Abbreviations
Executive Summary
NACDA Recommendations arising from the report on Illicit Drug Markets in Ireland
1 Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Background to the study
1.3 Study aims and objectives
1.4 Structure of this report
2 Methodology
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Site selection
2.3 Methodology
2.4 Literature review
2.5 Qualitative research instruments
2.6 Quantitative research instruments
2.7 Ethical procedures and issues
2.8 Research limitations
3 Literature Review and Background Research
3.1 The evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets
3.2 The impact of illicit drug markets
3.3 Responding to illicit drug markets
4 Site A
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Profile of site A
4.3 The evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets: site A
4.4 Impact of drug markets
4.5 Responding to drug markets
Key findings
5 Site B
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Profile of site B
5.3 The evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets: site B
5.4 Impact of drug markets
5.5 Responding to drug markets
Key findings
II Illicit Drug Markets in Ireland
6 Site C
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Profile
6.3 The evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets: site C
6.4 Impact of drug markets
6.5 Responding to drug markets
Key findings
7 Site D
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Profile of site D
7.3 The evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets: site D
7.4 Impact of drug markets
7.5 Responding to drug markets
Key findings
8 Responding to Drug Markets: Revenue Customs Service
8.1 Role and resources
8.2 Supply-reduction activity
8.3 Couriering drugs
Key findings
9 Responding to Drug Markets: Garda National Drugs Unit
9.1 Role and resources
9.2 Garda National Drugs Unit strategy
9.3 Supply-reduction activity
9.4 Assessing supply-reduction activities
9.5 Prioritising resources โ€“ prosecuting drug possession
9.6 Drug treatment and harm reduction
9.7 Inter-agency partnership and community policing
9.8 Current and future needs
Key findings
10 Discussion and Policy Implications
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Evolution and organisation of illicit drug markets
10.3 Impact of illicit drug markets
10.4 Responding to illicit drug markets
10.5 Refocusing drug-related law enforcement to address harms
10.6 Delivering change through partnership
10.7 Conclusion
References
Appendix 1 โ€“ Street survey of residents
Appendix 2 โ€“ Interview schedule
Author's contact details

Description

Understanding the organisation, scale, nature and dynamics of illicit drug markets is a critical requirement for effective policy-making and for interventions designed to disrupt their operation and to minimise the associated harms. Through in-depth research with people involved in the illicit drug market in Ireland, as drug users or sellers, as professionals responding to it or as residents affected by it, this research fills a significant knowledge gap in this important area of Irish drug policy.

Format Download
Keywords drug side effects, drug trafficing, drug use, drugs, drugs control, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addicts, drug and alcohol abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, non prescription drugs, overdosing
Publisher National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol (NACDA)
Classification drugs
ISBN 9781406428346
Pages 316
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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