|Titre :||Conviction by numbers. Threshold quantities for drug policy|
|Auteurs :||G. HARRIS|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Amsterdam : Transnational Institute (TNI), 2011|
|Autre Editeur :||London : International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)|
|Collection :||Series on legislative reform of drug policies, num. Nr.14|
|Format :||12 p.|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPOLITIQUE ; LEGISLATION ; DELIT ; POSSESSION DE DROGUE ; SANCTION PENALE ; METHODE
Thésaurus GéographiqueUNION EUROPEENNE ; EUROPE
Threshold quantities (TQs) for drug law and policy are being experimented with across many jurisdictions. States seem attracted to their apparent simplicity and use them to determine, for example, whether: a possession or supply offence is made out (e.g. Greece); a matter should be diverted away from the criminal justice system (e.g. Portugal); or a case should fall within a certain sentencing range (e.g. UK).
Looking at examples from the EU and beyond, however, it is becoming clear that there are no 'magic numbers' in drug policy and that this tool brings its own complications and pit-falls. This briefing will therefore seek to provide an overview of the current discussion around TQs and to explore the mechanism of TQs including their benefits and drawbacks as a policy and legal tool.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||International Drug Policy Consortium|