Recommendation

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Agency or Agencies

Research

Data

Procedure or Infrastructure

Supply-Reduction Policy: Chapter 5

The committee recommends that the Office of National Drug Control Policy should encourage research agencies to develop a sustained program of information gathering and empirical research aiming to discover how drug production, transport, and distribution respond to interdiction and domestic enforcement activities. The committee strongly recommends that empirical research address the three critical issues of geographic substitution, deterrence, and adaptation.

157

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NIJ

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The committee recommends research on how illegal drug prices are determined. Much law enforcement activity is aimed, at least in part, at increasing the price of drugs. Without reliable knowledge of how retail prices are determined, one can only speculate about the effectiveness of such programs.

166

BJS

NSF

NIJ

X

 

 

The committee recommends survey research on the labor supply of illegal drug dealers.

169

BJS

NIJ

NSF

X

 

 

The committee recommends that state and local governments be encouraged to explore and assess alternative approaches to law enforcement, including decreases as well as increases in the intensity of enforcement. Organizational arrangements should be made to ensure that the resulting changes in law enforcement measures and policy are well designed and that the data needed to evaluate their consequences are acquired and analyzed.

178

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NIJ

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