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Drug-related Complaints Against Police: Some Findings from a New South Wales Study

Ratcliffe, Jerry H; Biles, David; Green, Tracey; Miller, Seumas


Purpose - To examine the incidence and prevalence rate of drug-related complaints against police in the New South Wales Police Service (Australia) and compare these rates to officer demographics. Design/methodology/approach - Seven years of complaints data (1993-2000) are examined. The data showed that of nearly 40,000 complaints amounting to over 80,000 allegations, less than 2 percent relate to drug-related allegations. These allegations were isolated and the pattern of officer demographics...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management
DOI: 10.1108/13639510510580986


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