Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England

Addison, Michelle, Stockdale, Kelly, McGovern, Ruth, McGovern, William, McKinnon, Iain, Crowe, Lisa, Hogan, Lisa and Kaner, Eileen (2017) Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use and its consequences for police practitioners and substance users in the North East of England. Project Report. N8 Policing Research Partnership.

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Abstract

This study aimed to understand the link between NPS use and offending behaviour via qualitative, experiential accounts obtained from police staff and NPS users based in the North East of England. The study was funded by N8 PRP 1st April 2016 – 30th April 2017.

Negative behavioural consequences of NPS use meant that NPS users frequently transgressed the law, were arrested and detained in police custody suites. The focus of our work was to find out how NPS use was impacting on police staff and also users within a custody suite setting. Interviews were undertaken with police staff and NPS users between June 2016-Sept 2016 after the Psychoactive Substance Act (May 2016).

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 11:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36777

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