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One of the IMRP's areas of focus is the Connecticut criminal justice system. Drug policy and criminal justice policy have become increasingly intertwined in the past thirty years, with limited consideration given to the long term impact of either. The IMRP created the Drug Policy Project in 2009 as a response to an increased interest in revisiting existing drug policy. The project explores the use of evidence based drug policies within our state in an effort to serve as a resource to policy makers.
IMRP researcher Dr. Bob Painter is writing in-depth articles on aspects of drug policy as part of the Drug Policy Project. PDF versions of these articles are available below.
Exploration of the Concept of Harm Reduction
Report on Holland's Approach to Drug Use
Where are the Doctors?
A Better Way to Treat Abuse: Expanding Treatment For Addiction -- Both In And Out Of Prison -- Would Help Break Cycle of Drug Abuse And Crime
How To Beat City Crime: Legalize Drugs