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R38

Author Don Weatherburn, Bronwyn Lind, Yolande Dubow and Robert Jochelson
Published January 1995
Report Type General Report Series
Subject Drugs and Drug Courts; Vandalism and property damage
Keywords Drug law enforcement, heroin, heroin market, supply and demand, property crime

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Summary

Aim

The present study was undertaken to assess the impact of heroin seizures (i.e. supply-side law enforcement) on the price, purity and availability of heroin. And also to assess the impact of street-level police activity (i.e. demand-side law enforcement) on the rate of admission for methadone treatment and on the street-level price of heroin.