Crackdown leads to violence

published on March 23, 2010 by Kathleen Harris in The Sault Star

Canada’s march to declare war on drugs flies in the face of a mounting body of research showing police crackdowns can actually boost drug-related violence, according to a new study.

A report from the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS reviewed 15 international studies on the impact of drug laws on violence and found 87% show tougher enforcement led to escalated violence…. More >>

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