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Here you can find over 50 posts covering the latest apps and other innovations in the justice and substance misuse sectors. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

The role of technology in offender rehabilitation

A new commentary paper from the team at Breaking Free discusses the increasingly significant role new technologies, specifically digital technologies, are playing in the rehabilitation of offenders.

Online alcohol screening works

Online alcohol intervention allows people to find out how risky their drinking is with a two-minute Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT).

The rise of therapy chatbots

The developers of these mental health chatbots do not suggest they are a replacement for person-to-person therapy although there do seem to be some real benefits.

What is environmental drug and alcohol prevention?

Traditional substance use prevention has focused on warning or informing about risks or on skills-based interventions. Why not aim to limit unhealthy behaviours by changing the environment in ways which influence people’s choices?

Digital money laundering

Europol estimates 3-4% of the £100bn in illicit proceeds in Europe are laundered through cryptocurrencies – and the proportion is growing rapidly.

Police extend use of drones

Most police services now use drones and for an ever growing list of reasons: tracking suspects, gathering evidence, counter-terrorism

Police trial mobile fingerprinting

West Yorkshire Police trial handheld scanners which allow them to identify people in less than a minute with potential massive efficiency boost.

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