Beneath county lines

County lines refers to the extension of drug supply from urban into rural and other settings.

20 February 2019

Centre welcomes call for drug law rethink

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed calls by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) for ‘the personal possession and the use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised’, and for a new strategy to be developed to deal with drug harms modelled on the Portuguese harm reduction...

16 June 2016

Better responses to drug harm

Last Monday, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted an event exploring Portugal's experience of decriminalising the possession of drugs for personal use and adopting a health-led approach to managing drug harms.

With contributions from an expert panel, including the head of...

19 May 2016