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Criminal justice – drugs

Drug Law Reform Report [Scotland] (2021) This report explores how existing legislation and its use impacts on the current situation amid the changing landscape of Scotland’s unique drug deaths challenge. It looks at how changes in three key areas could…

Dealing

Supplying illegal drugs is given harsher penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act than possession. Usually we think of dealers and pushers’ as seedy and violent people operating on the fringes of society. However, from the legal point of view…

How much crime is drug related?

When we think of the links between drugs and crime we usually think about dependent users of drugs like heroin and crack cocaine who commit crimes such as theft, burglary, fraud and shoplifting to get money to buy drugs. However, drugs…

How many drug crimes are committed?

In 2019/20, there were around 175,000 drug offences recorded by the police in England and Wales. This is 13% higher than 2018/19. This House of Commons briefing paper, published in October 2020, provides an extensive overview of statistics relating to…