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Reducing the harm of fentanyl
NPR Tested Podcast,
Extremely potent substances like fentanyl and xylazine have flooded the illegal drug market, causing a major increase in overdose ER visits and deaths. Harm reduction policies could help reverse that trend.
This District Attorney is Fighting Crime - and Angering the Police
"Accumulating research in well-designed studies supports the idea, counterintuitive though it may seem, that prosecuting fewer people can actually reduce crime."
By Emily Bazelon Feb 2, 2022
Michael Mueller-Smith, Kevin T. Schnepel, Diversion in the Criminal Justice System, The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 88, Issue 2, March 2021, Pages 883–936, https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdaa030
Augustine, E., Lacoe, J., Raphael, S. and Skog, A. (2022), The Impact of Felony Diversion in San Francisco. J. Pol. Anal. Manage.. https://doi.org/10.1002/pam.22371
To reduce drug crimes, send people to treatment instead of making arrests
By helping people get treatment and begin to rebuild their lives, deflection is a benefit to the individual, his or her family members and employer, and the community as a whole.
By Joel K. Johnson and Jac A. Charlier Dec 9, 2021
The Judge Who Keeps People Out of Jail
In northern Mexico, a district court judge has a radical approach to addressing addiction.
By Ted Alcorn Nov. 30, 2021
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