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County lines and drugs supply – an evidence briefing

This briefing will provide details about the county lines drug offending model and information about the causes of drugs supply in county lines.

Key details

Lead institution
Principal researcher(s)
Rob Braddock
Police region
West Midlands
Collaboration and partnership

University College London.

Level of research
Professional/work based
Project start date
Date due for completion

Research context

County lines drug offending and exploitation is a complex area with many underlying causes and effects. This briefing aims to provide practitioners with details of the county lines drug offending model as well as information relating to the causes of drugs supply in county lines.

In addition to this, the briefing will contain an appraisal of various interventions which aim to tackle county lines drug offending, and how these interventions can be utilised to disrupt offending and reduce victimisation.

Research methodology

Evidence has been identified through a systematic search of existing academic, governmental and third sector publications. The briefing is not intended to review or comment on on the empirical validity of the current evidence base.

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