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Symposium - smoking cessation and drug and alcohol dependence treatment: an overview of opportunities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Issues: Presently there are technological challenges to drug testing

    drivers.

    Approach: An analysis of drug testing results in Queensland with

    tentative conclusions, including the latest data on comparisons

    between alcohol and drug testing, types of drugs detected, and post

    mortem and anti-mortem testing results.

    Key Findings: Policing for alcohol affected driving and drugged

    driving are handled differently and there are a range of reasons

    discussed for that.

    Implications: There are policing practice and policy implications

    for this approach.

    Conclusion: Queensland Police are now some ways down the

    drugged driving journey however, there are signifi cant difficulties and

    challenges in the way that drug-related driving is enforced. Australian

    law enforcement has for some considerable time mainstreamed the

    drink driving prosecution of drivers and yet with respect to drugged

    driving there are some considerable obstacles to overcome. Certainly,

    there are technological limitations which lead to fi nancial and human

    resource imposts for police agencies. The challenge is to fi nd a

    reliable, cost-effective drug testing regime that meets the needs of

    operational police and is reliable from an evidentiary criminal

    prosecution perspective. This presentation overviews the gains made

    in Queensland, Australia while outlining the challenges for law

    enforcement in this difficult field.

Authors


  •   Bonevski, Billie (external author)
  •   Bowman, Jenny (external author)
  •   Kelly, Peter James.
  •   West, Robert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Bonevski, B., Bowman, J., Kelly, P. & West, R. (2012). Symposium - smoking cessation and drug and alcohol dependence treatment: an overview of opportunities. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (Supplement s1), 6-6.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/46

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • Supplement s1

Abstract


  • Issues: Presently there are technological challenges to drug testing

    drivers.

    Approach: An analysis of drug testing results in Queensland with

    tentative conclusions, including the latest data on comparisons

    between alcohol and drug testing, types of drugs detected, and post

    mortem and anti-mortem testing results.

    Key Findings: Policing for alcohol affected driving and drugged

    driving are handled differently and there are a range of reasons

    discussed for that.

    Implications: There are policing practice and policy implications

    for this approach.

    Conclusion: Queensland Police are now some ways down the

    drugged driving journey however, there are signifi cant difficulties and

    challenges in the way that drug-related driving is enforced. Australian

    law enforcement has for some considerable time mainstreamed the

    drink driving prosecution of drivers and yet with respect to drugged

    driving there are some considerable obstacles to overcome. Certainly,

    there are technological limitations which lead to fi nancial and human

    resource imposts for police agencies. The challenge is to fi nd a

    reliable, cost-effective drug testing regime that meets the needs of

    operational police and is reliable from an evidentiary criminal

    prosecution perspective. This presentation overviews the gains made

    in Queensland, Australia while outlining the challenges for law

    enforcement in this difficult field.

Authors


  •   Bonevski, Billie (external author)
  •   Bowman, Jenny (external author)
  •   Kelly, Peter James.
  •   West, Robert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Bonevski, B., Bowman, J., Kelly, P. & West, R. (2012). Symposium - smoking cessation and drug and alcohol dependence treatment: an overview of opportunities. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (Supplement s1), 6-6.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/46

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • Supplement s1