ERIC Number: ED318928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Drug Data for National Policy.
Collins, James J.; Zawitz, Marianne W.
This report focuses on the sources of drug information that drive national drug policy. It includes all multijurisdictional, federally sponsored data sources that pertain to illegal drugs that were located in an 18-month search. Written for individuals who are involved in the formulation of such policy at the national, state, and local levels, this report is intended to provide an understanding of the research and statistical information available to guide the laws, regulations, and practices that constitute public policy. In an attempt to provide information needed to formulate drug policy, this report examines the monitoring of illegal drug use, the extent of drug use, consequences of drug use, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and source and volume of illegal drugs. The current status of federal drug data is presented in a table identifying 38 federal sources of drug data. For each source, information is provided on the sponsoring agency, the purpose of the data set, the type of drug information that is available, and the coverage of the source by both population and geography. A section on drugs, crime, and the criminal justice system looks at state statutes, law enforcement, processing drug offenders and institutionalized offenders and drugs. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.