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Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development


Prichard, J and Hall, W and Kirkbride, P and O'Brien, J, Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development, CRC Press, New York, pp. 178. ISBN 9780429025709 (2020) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1201/9780429025709


This book addresses how to estimate substance use and thereby evaluate policies intended to reduce the harms caused by drugs and other substances. Wastewater analysis (WWA) can provide efficient, affordable, fine-grained and objective data on population substance use trends on a very large scale.

The authors discuss the potential implications of WWA as a new method for understanding substance use in a variety of settings and ignite a discourse with policy makers, criminologists, epidemiologists and other disciplines about the need for collaboration with WWA scientists. The book also features an explanation of the costs and harms of substance use with academic literature from criminological and epidemiological sources and reports from lead agencies.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:wastewater analysis, substance use, drugs, international, prison, rural
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Crime prevention
UTAS Author:Prichard, J (Associate Professor Jeremy Prichard)
ID Code:143289
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2021-03-10
Last Modified:2021-05-05

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