Illicit drug use and related criminal activity in the Dublin Metropolitan Area

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265274
Title:
Illicit drug use and related criminal activity in the Dublin Metropolitan Area
Authors:
Keogh, Eamonn
Affiliation:
Garda Research Unit
Publisher:
Garda Research Unit (GRU)
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265274
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The problem of drug abuse, with all it's associated evils, which had serious effects on communities, has been seen primarily as a law enforcement issue. This approach, while having some merit and a measure of success, has not provided the complete answer. Contemporary thought about dealing with the scourge of drug dependence is to concentrate on education/retention enforcement and treatment essentially a multi-agency approach. Previously, when multiple strategies were pursued, they occurred mainly in isolation. Now conventional wisdom indicates that the way forward is with an integrated and co-ordinated approach. Operation Dochas was conceived, in part, as a Garda response to this. The operation sought the assistance of local communities and other agencies involved in tackling the problems caused by drug dependence. The,success of Operation Dochas has demonstrated the potential for a major impact on the drug problem when the efforts of the Community, An Garda Siochana and other agencies are co-ordinated.
Keywords:
DRUGS MISUSE; EDUCATION
Series/Report no.:
Research report; 10/97

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Eamonnen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T14:04:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-14T14:04:05Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265274-
dc.descriptionThe problem of drug abuse, with all it's associated evils, which had serious effects on communities, has been seen primarily as a law enforcement issue. This approach, while having some merit and a measure of success, has not provided the complete answer. Contemporary thought about dealing with the scourge of drug dependence is to concentrate on education/retention enforcement and treatment essentially a multi-agency approach. Previously, when multiple strategies were pursued, they occurred mainly in isolation. Now conventional wisdom indicates that the way forward is with an integrated and co-ordinated approach. Operation Dochas was conceived, in part, as a Garda response to this. The operation sought the assistance of local communities and other agencies involved in tackling the problems caused by drug dependence. The,success of Operation Dochas has demonstrated the potential for a major impact on the drug problem when the efforts of the Community, An Garda Siochana and other agencies are co-ordinated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGarda Research Unit (GRU)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch reporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries10/97en_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen_GB
dc.titleIllicit drug use and related criminal activity in the Dublin Metropolitan Areaen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentGarda Research Uniten_GB
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