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Lancaster et al A critical examination of the introduction of drug detection dogs Evdience and Policy 2016.pdf
Evidence and Policy (2016)
  • Robert Hoppe
  • Kari Lancaster, University of New South Wales
  • Allison Ritter, University of New South Wales
  • Caitlin Hughes, University of New South Wales
Abstract
This paper critically analyses the introduction of drug detection dogs as a tool for policing of
illicit drugs in New South Wales, Australia. Using Kingdon’s ‘multiple streams’ heuristic as a lens
for analysis, we identify how the issue of drugs policing became prominent on the policy agenda,
and the conditions under which the alternative of drug detection dogs for illicit drugs policing
came to be endorsed by decision makers. By applying Kingdon’s heuristic, we also consider how
this approach may be used to illuminate the limitations of the evidence-based policy paradigm
in the context of policing policy.
Keywords
  • Kingdon • multiple streams • policing • drug detection dogs
Publication Date
2016
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426416X14683497019265
Citation Information
Robert Hoppe, Kari Lancaster, Allison Ritter and Caitlin Hughes. "Lancaster et al A critical examination of the introduction of drug detection dogs Evdience and Policy 2016.pdf" Evidence and Policy (2016) ISSN: Print ISSN 1744 2648 • Online ISSN 1744 2656
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_hoppe1/34/
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