Policing methamphetamine problems: a framework for synthesising expert opinion and evaluating alternative policy options

Manning, Matthew, Ransley, Janet, Smith, Christine, Mazerolle, Lorraine and Cook, Alana (2013) Policing methamphetamine problems: a framework for synthesising expert opinion and evaluating alternative policy options. Journal of Public Policy, 33 3: 371-396. doi:10.1017/S0143814X13000147


Author Manning, Matthew
Ransley, Janet
Smith, Christine
Mazerolle, Lorraine
Cook, Alana
Title Policing methamphetamine problems: a framework for synthesising expert opinion and evaluating alternative policy options
Journal name Journal of Public Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-814X
1469-7815
Publication date 2013-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0143814X13000147
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 3
Start page 371
End page 396
Total pages 26
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Increasingly, governments and police agencies require evidence of effectiveness and efficiency with respect to law enforcement policies. The existing what works literature, specifically on drug law enforcement, focuses mainly on the effectiveness question when making complex choices between drug policy alternatives, but fails when it comes to incorporating empirical evidence and the experience of key experts in the decision-making process. In addition, little attempt has been made to employ sophisticated techniques to assist in complex policy decision making with respect to funding competing policing policy alternatives. We use the methamphetamine problem in Australia to illustrate a way of evaluating, using multi-criteria analysis, alternative policy options for developing better drug policy.
Keyword Analytical hierarchy process
Drug policy
Economic analysis
Methamphetamine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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