Deborah Bradford

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25 Nov 2015

This evaluation examined the impact of Reading Recovery (RR) on students' outcomes in NSW government schools. The evaluation found some evidence that RR has a modest short-term effect on reading skills among the lowest performing students. However, RR does not appear to be an effective...


20 Mar 2012

Heavy drug use, of either amphetamines or opioids in the 30 days prior to arrest, is associated with frequency of property offending.

Aim: The primary objective of the current study was to examine whether the frequency of recent illicit drug use is related...

Fact sheet

4 Jan 2011

This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of illicit drug offences involving amphetamines.

Summary: In 2009-2010, 2,397 offenders were convicted of illicit drug offences involving amphetamines. The majority (70.9%) were convicted of using or possessing amphetamines, while nearly a quarter were...

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2010

Levels of psycho-stimulant (e.g. amphetamine or cocaine) use are comparatively low amongst the general population of drinkers, reports this recent Crime and Justice Bureau Brief.

Following reports that some of the violence on licensed premises might be attributable to the use of drugs such...


18 Sep 2009

Methamphetamine and heroin purchases decrease significantly as the price of methamphetamine increase, by as much as 27 per cent on a 10 per cent price rise, according to this report.

One of the core objectives of supply-side drug law enforcement is to reduce drug...

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