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Tackling drugs together: the possibilities for a confidential drug service

Rice, Gerry and Thomas, Terry (2001) Tackling drugs together: the possibilities for a confidential drug service. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 9 (1). pp. 95-103. ISSN 09281371

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This article explores the exchange of personal information between agencies working with drug users and the 'problems' created by confidentiality. Confidentiality may be conceptualised as a form of information privacy, which in turn derives from a wider idea of privacy. The authors take as a case study the 'Wintercomfort Case', concerning a day centre for drug users in Cambridge. The focus is to look at the legal and practice implications of the case, and to examine in particular the tensions that exist between welfare and justice agencies who may have access to the same information, but who may also have different agendas and objectives in taking action.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2008 14:33
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2008 14:33
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/2184

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