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ERIC Number: EJ1161870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
A Critical Examination of the Introduction of Drug Detection Dogs for Policing of Illicit Drugs in New South Wales, Australia Using Kingdon's "Multiple Streams" Heuristic
Lancaster, Kari; Ritter, Alison; Hughes, Caitlin; Hoppe, Robert
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v13 n4 p583-603 Nov 2017
This paper critically analyses the introduction of drug detection dogs as a tool for policing of illicit drugs in New South Wales, Australia. Using Kingdon's "multiple streams" heuristic as a lens for analysis, we identify how the issue of drugs policing became prominent on the policy agenda, and the conditions under which the alternative of drug detection dogs for illicit drugs policing came to be endorsed by decision makers. By applying Kingdon's heuristic, we also consider how this approach may be used to illuminate the limitations of the evidence-based policy paradigm in the context of policing policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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