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Here you can find over 60 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.

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.

Do digital alcohol interventions work?

Cochrane Review finds that personalised digital advice from apps and other online resources do tend to help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption.

Inspirado – The Recovery Board Game

Inspirado is a board game used as an interactive brief intervention tool to support players gain an understanding of recovery and behaviour change.

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