Complex Events: Drug Effects and Emergent Causality

@article{Race2014ComplexED,
  title={Complex Events: Drug Effects and Emergent Causality},
  author={Kane Race},
  journal={Contemporary Drug Problems},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={301 - 334}
}
  • K. Race
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Law
  • Contemporary Drug Problems
This article works with Connolly's (2004) concept of “emergent causality” to counter the insistence on linear expressions of cause and effect in dominant strands of drug prevention evaluation. I elaborate this concept with reference to recent controversies concerning the policing of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The use of sniffer dogs to furnish the reasonable suspicion required to authorize police “stop and search” procedures has been a key part of this controversy. Substantiated in… 

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