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Some Aspects of Legal Measures to Prevent Substance Abuse of Minors
Abstract.The subject of the research of the criminal law, administrative law and civil law provisions that serve as the legal measures to fight against drug abuse of the most vulnerable part of the society, the underaged. The object of the research is the social relations between law enforcement authorities, social organisations, minors and their legally authorized representatives that may arise in the field of prevention of drug and substance abuse of minors. The authors of the article underline the importance of not only legal measures of drug abuse prevention but also pedagogical measures that should be performed in combination with legal measures. Apart from coercive measures, such issues as persuasion measures and special training of officials are also growing important. The research methodology implies a combination of general and special research methods such as dialectical analysis, formal law, comparative law and content-analysis. The novelty of the research is caused by the fact that the authors have attempted to offer a number of rules for creating drug and substance abuse preventive programs for minors. In addition, the novelty of the research also lies in the authors' discussion about the need to apply all legal measures available, i.e. criminal law, administrative law and civil law measures. The authors prove that one should not focus on crimina law measures only and associated measures of official enforcement. The main conclusion of the research is that it is impossible to achieve the proper efficiency of drug abuse prevention, especially of minors, by using only legal enforcement and prohibitions.
Keywords: police, drug trafficking, offense, substance abuse, addiction, note of warning, prevention, pedagogical measures, minors, legal measures
Article was received:28-04-2018
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .