Editorial DEPP: drug experienced young people in contact with the criminal justice system. Understanding the challenges and working towards solutions

Frank, Vibeke Asmussen, Rolando, Sara, Thom, Betsy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4975-7613, Beccaria, Franca, Duke, Karen L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2567-4218 and Herold, Maria Dich (2021) Editorial DEPP: drug experienced young people in contact with the criminal justice system. Understanding the challenges and working towards solutions. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy . ISSN 0968-7637 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1080/09687637.2020.1825627)

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Abstract

The focus of this collection of papers is on young people (age 14–25) who are drug experienced and are in contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). In general, research tends to focus on either young people’s drug use or offending; equally, we see a tendency within policy and service responses to focus on interventions aimed either at drug use or at offending but rarely addressing complex problems that may include drug use and offending (Herold et al., 2019). By drawing on young peoples’ own perspectives and experiences and focusing on multiple problem areas at the same time, this collection presents findings that complement and augment the existing literature, and are highly relevant to policy development and service provision by: providing an account of young people’s own perspectives and experiences of their drug use and offending trajectories and the experienced relationship between these trajectories; describing young people’s own perspectives and experiences of different kinds of drug and/or offending reducing initiatives they have participated in and what they appreciate and/or find difficult in these institutional arrangements; showing how professionals engage with this group of young people, and how young people themselves consider engagement in services offered to them; and finally, highlighting the unintended consequences for and experienced by young people of the application of prohibitive drug policies and of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 31928
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy on 05/02/2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687637.2020.1825627.
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Depositing User: Karen Duke
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 09:17
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 01:45
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31928

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