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National Drug Conference 2011: Johnny Connolly

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Understanding the drugs market.

Johnny Connolly is a criminologist with the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit of the Health Research Board. He has lectured and researched extensively in the areas of drug related crime and policing. Recent publications include: The illicit drug market in Ireland (2006) HRB Overview 2; Drugs and crime in Ireland (2006) HRB Overview 3; Crack cocaine in the Dublin region - An evidence base for a crack cocaine strategy (2008) (with Foran et al).

He has recently completed a national research study of illicit drug markets in Ireland, which will be published by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and the Health Research Board in early 2012.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Drug Treatment Court, Ireland's representative on the Eurpoean Legal Database on drugs at the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction. He is currently working with the European Commission, EUROPOL and the EMCDDA in the development of new indicators to measure and monitor drug related crime, drug markets and suply reduction activities.

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