The approach entails an inter-linked approach amongst the many government departments and the community stakeholders, and it entails three plans of action: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. A slight lack of enforcement plan has led to the introduction of mandatory minimum sentencing laws for any serious drug offenses introduced (Reed and Bohlander, 2011).
The use of data available from the uniform crime reporting survey tries to study the outlooks and the nature of police definitions of drug offenses in Britain (Pansters, 2012). The report looks at the long-term trends in the possession, reduction, importation and exportation of cannabis, heroin, cocaine and all other drug categories listed. The report also gives some valuable information from the ACCS and the YCCS ( adult criminal court survey and youth court survey respectively) on the major decisions made for sentencing those found guilty of drug offenses. The information presented in this report only reflects the cases that have been substantiated via investigations by the police.
The report suggests the possibilities of changing the laws will automatically lead to impacting the drug offense rate by categorizing some behaviors that were not in the past categorized as crimes to be crimes (Reed and Bohlander, 2011). Lots of Acts have been enacted including the 1997 controlled drugs and substance Act that replaced the previous narcotics control act and some important parts of the food and drugs Act. The new legislation has broadened the number of substances that are considered illegal and led to his introduction of the offense of production of any controlled substance (Steffen and Candelaria, 2010).
The existence of legal debates may also have an impact on the drug offense rates, in an example, the report looks at the decade’s rates of increase in the use of Marijuana and lots of concerns have been placed in