HIGH POINT, N.C., March 20, 2009 ? Dr. Terrell A. Hayes, associate professor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology and Non-Profit Studies at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 10-14 in Boston.
In his paper, titled “Viewing a Drug Market Intervention from the Offender Perspective,” Hayes presented preliminary findings from in-depth interviews with offenders participating in the High Point Police Department’s nationally acclaimed drug initiative.
In November 2003, the High Point Police Department implemented a strategy designed to reduce drug-related crime and violence in High Point neighborhoods by targeting street dealers. A key component in the strategy was to create a multi-level partnership between law enforcement, community groups and neighborhood residents where open-air drug dealing had become problematic.
“The purpose of my study, which is ongoing, is to acquire first-hand knowledge of how notified offenders experience and react to the street drug initiative, including their perception of its advantages, disadvantages and impact,” Hayes says.
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association that is multidisciplinary in orientation. ACJS was established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
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