September 1, 1989
Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Considering the urgent problem of drugs and the limited resources of police, the authors argue that managerial thought is crucially needed. They consider four strategic questions:
  1. What goals might reasonably be set for drugs enforcement?
  2. What parts of the police department engage the drugs problems and to what effect?
  3. What role can citizens and community groups usefully (and properly) play in coping with the problem?
  4. What basic strategies might the police department consider as alternative attacks on the problem?
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