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

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

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

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Created On: 06/02/2016 12:23
Last updated on: 06/02/2016 13:35