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Academic says no evidence firm police presence reduces drug-taking

July 20, 2019. Edith Cowan University psychologist Stephen Bright speaks outside the NSW Coroners Court in Lidcombe. The academic, who specialises in addiction for alcohol and other drugs, says there is no evidence that a pronounced police presence diminishes the likelihood that people will take drugs. “Some events in other states, the police officers aren’t really focused on prosecuting anyone for personal use of substances,” Mr Bright says. “And people feel confident approaching a police officer even if they’re intoxicated.” (AAP Video/Luke Costin)
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