ALICE RAP Science Findings

The ALICE RAP Science Findings give a simple (1-2 page) account of each of the main results coming out of the different lines of research undertaken in the project. Each Science Finding gives a summary of the results and links to further reading and the more detailed ALICE RAP deliverable reports.

The full volume of science findings is now available for download.

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AR Science Findings 48 - Whole governance & society AR Science Findings 48 - Whole governance & society

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Date added: 02/01/2016
Date modified: 06/30/2016
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To effectively tackle addictions issues the whole of government approach is needed moving towards a more integrated approach to public service delivery (network governance).

Key words: whole of government approach, well-being, addictions, whole of society

 

Lead author(s): Ysa

AR Science Findings 15 - Socioeconomic costs of gambling AR Science Findings 15 - Socioeconomic costs of gambling

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Date added: 06/15/2016
Date modified: 06/30/2016
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It is clear that the increasing availability and varied forms of gambling and gaming will have socio-economic impacts, but the reliability of estimates of these is hampered by research gaps.

Key words: problem gambling, expansion, social costs, data avilability


Author(s): Remmers P

AR Science Findings 10 - Criminal Justice Costs - Poland AR Science Findings 10 - Criminal Justice Costs - Poland

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Date added: 06/02/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Poland’s “zero tolerance” drug legislation in 2010 could have been responsible for high police and judiciary sector costs and for high number of recorded drug crimes at that time.

Key words: Criminal justice, Drug control, Costs, Zero tolerance


Lead author(s): Liquori

AR Science Findings 50 - Managing corporate influence AR Science Findings 50 - Managing corporate influence

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Date added: 06/30/2016
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In the interests of public health, we need to rethink how we understand corporate power and manage it through policy structures, including adopting whole-government approaches, binding regulation, broadening the definition of ‘lobbying’ and tightening its regulation in relation to addictive industries in Europe and EU member states.

Key words: Corporate capture, industry, transparency, lobbying


Author(s): Miller, Harkins

AR Science Findings 11 - Criminal Justice Costs - Portugal AR Science Findings 11 - Criminal Justice Costs - Portugal

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Date added: 06/02/2016
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Portugal decriminalized personal use of all illicit drugs in 2001 and adopted a national strategy based on a strong public health focus. A 2010 quantitative estimate of the criminal justice sector costs for drug control in Portugal showed an expenditure of 73% for detention, 20% for the police sector and 7% for the justice sector. The high costs in the prison sector should be explored in greater depth, to understand whether or not they reflect the country’s new legislative framework and governance of addiction, or are due to other factors, such as investment in treatment services for prisoners.

Key words: Criminal justice, decriminalization, Costs, Portugal


Lead author(s): Liquori