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Accession Number PB2013-100591
Title Monitoring Drug Epidemics and the Markets that Sustain Them Using ADAM II: Executive Summary.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author A. Colub E. Dunlap H. Brownstein
Abstract The complex and combined problem of illegal drug use, drug dealing and associated criminality represents one of the largest problems facing law enforcement and related agencies today. Understanding, anticipating, containing and reducing these problems will greatly serve our nation. The development of responsive and effective law enforcement practices depends on an informed understanding of the underlying problems and the measurement of changes over time in response to initiatives. The Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program has been one of the most valuable information resources with regard to confronting drug abuse, drug markets and the crime, safety and public health impacts associated with them. ADAM obtains careful scientific measurements of drug use and related experiences among those persons who sustain arrests. Additionally, ADAM provides location-specific information which is extremely valuable because drug use can differ dramatically across locations. In this regard, each jurisdiction must address its own local drug problem.
Keywords Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring(ADAM)
Drug abuse
Drug markets
Drug users
Law enforcement
Public health
Public safety

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., New York.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number 2010-IJ-CX-0011

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