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Drug Policies | Alex Stevens | TEDxUniversityofKent

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Sociology of drugs and crime, risk behaviours by young people, the use of evidence in policy and quasi-compulsory drug treatment.

Alex Stevens has worked in the field of drug policy since 1991. His current titles include: professor in Criminal Justice at UKC, president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, senior editor of the International Journal of Drug Policy and member of the UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He is the author of a book called Drugs, Crime and Public Health: The Political Economy of Drug Policy, as well as many other journal articles. Most recently, he has carried out research on the prevention of drug-related deaths. In 2016, he co-chaired the ACMD's working group on drug-related deaths and led work on its report, ‘Reducing Opioid-Related Deaths in the UK’.

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