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

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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

AR Science Findings 42 - Ethical basis for governance of addictions AR Science Findings 42 - Ethical basis for governance of addictions

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Viewing policy and regulation from an ethical standpoint, the prohibition of certain drugs and criminalization of users does not fulfil any of the requirements in protection of the rights of individuals to freedom of choice, reducing risks or promoting well-being of communities

Key words: Governance, Public health, ethical considerations

Lead author: Braddick

AR Science Findings 52-Interdisciplinary research AR Science Findings 52-Interdisciplinary research

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Date added: 02/01/2016
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Interdisciplinary research activity is challenging but crucial for developing a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of and addressing the factors that influence the development of harmful substance use and gambling behaviours.

Key words: interdisciplinarity, substance use, determinants, gambling

 

Lead author(s): Gell, Lees, McLeod, Bühringer, Meier, Holmes, Lingford-Hughes, Forberger

AR Science Findings 53-Stage specific determinants AR Science Findings 53-Stage specific determinants

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Examining the determinants of transitions across a developmental trajectory of harmful behaviour can help with the identification of stage-specific (e.g. risky use, harmful use, cessation of use) determinants, which should result in earlier and more nuanced public health responses to the development of problem behaviour.

Key words: stage-specific determinants, harmful behaviour, transitions, public health response

 

Lead author(s): Gell, Lees, McLeod, Bühringer, Meier, Holmes, Lingford-Hughes, Forberger

AR Science Findings 46 - Gambling policy AR Science Findings 46 - Gambling policy

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There is an urgent need for effective policy action to prevent gambling-related problems and address gambling disorders in Europe. ALICE RAP puts forward 24 recommendations for a comprehensive consumer protection policy to reduce gambling-related harm.

Key words: gambling, policy, consumer protection, online interventions


Author(s): Bürhinger, Kräplin