Projects tagged with Drugs & Alcohol and Crime & Safety
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The aim of the New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ-ADUM) study is to monitor trends in alcohol and other drug use among police detainees in New Zealand, and to document the harms associated with this substance use. NZ-ADUM tracks key indicators of illegal drug markets, such as availability and price, and identifies...
Alcohol Off-license Purchases and subsequent Harm: Technical Report - The research was undertaken to understand the trends and patterns related to off-licence alcohol purchasing in Wellington, as well as the subsequent alcohol-related harms that occur. The findings provide a snapshot of behaviours...
15 Aug 2016
The New Zealand Department of Corrections is in an enviable position internationally to deliver a world-leading correctional system. We have a clear understanding of our offender population and a strong connection to other agencies. We have a well-established evidence base that we use to shape our policies and to understand what...
A study of New Zealand prisoners conducted by the Department of Corrections in 1999 showed that up to 70 percent had drug and/or alcohol problems and a significant proportion had various mental health issues. However, that research didn’t consider the co-existence of mental health issues and drug/alcohol problems, which...
The New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ-ADUM) study monitors levels of alcohol and other drug use, and related criminal offending, among police detainees in Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch central city police stations (see Wilkins et al., 2010b). NZ-ADUM tracks key drugs of concern, including...
Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal - Volume 2 Issue 3: December 2014 - Collaboration and Partnerships
8 Dec 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Security & Welfare, Tertiary Education, Transport, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Public Service, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Prisoners, Youth
Volume 2 Issue 3 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal focuses on Collaboration and Partnerships and includes: Editorial - Ben Clark Custodial / case management practice collaboration in a custodial environment - Sarah Symonds, Neil...
The latest New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring Programme Report (NZ-ADUM) has found that 41 % of people detained by police had been drinking prior to their arrest. The NZ-ADUM study is an annual Massey University study that has been funded by Police since 2010. During the 2013 study 848 detainees were...
The effectiveness of alcohol pricing policies: Reducing harmful alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm
with: Ministry of Justice: MoJ
This report investigates the potential impact and effectiveness of a minimum price regime in reducing harmful alcohol consumption. The study was conducted as part of the Government’s consideration of measures to reform New Zealand’s alcohol laws.
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Drugs & Alcohol, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Socio-economic status
This report presents findings from the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about ‘at least monthly’ and ‘past year’ amphetamine use in adults aged 16–64 years of age. It also reports the mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users aged 16–64 years of age.
20 Sep 2013
The new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 states that when developing a draft or provisional Local Alcohol Policy, a Territorial Authority must consider a range of factors set out in the Act, including the nature and severity of the alcohol-related problems arising in the district. To that end, Police (along with Licensing...
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