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A seven-part series of exclusive features focusing on different aspects of crime.
arrowIntroduction
arrow Yob culture
arrowElectronic tagging
arrowMiscarriages of justice
arrowOrganised crime
arrowCybercrime
arrowDrug courts
arrowPolice and firearms
Perspectives
arrowHeroin: The revolving door
arrowAcupuncture: Kicking the habit?
Talking Point
arrowShould the law on cannabis be changed?
Forum
arrowAnn Widdecombe and Simon Hughes answer your questions
arrowLord Bassam answers your questions
survey
People who are caught using drugs, not those who deal drugs, should be encouraged by the courts to accept treatment as an alternative to prison
survey results 1
Cannabis should be decriminalised
survey results 2
arrowMore on the survey
Links
arrow Scottish Parliament: Drug courts report *
arrow Scotland Against Drugs
arrow Drugs and Crime: Home Office report *
arrow Drug courts: Issues and prospects (Australia) *
arrow Drug courts program office (US)
arrow Drug facts: Drug courts (US)
arrow Tackling Drugs to build a better Britain
arrow Drugs Misuse in Scotland
arrow Phoenix House

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  “This is not a soft option for drug users,”
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Deputy justice minister Iain Gray


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There is a clear connection between drugs misuse and crime

Peter Hassett
Peter Hassett believes the carrot and stick approach works

Dealing with drug related crime
Peter Gould's video report

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