student profile: Ms Danielle Resiak


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Harm Minimisation Drug Policy Implementation Efficacy Among Australian Community Based Injecting Drug Users.

Supervisors: Elias MPOFU , Roderick ROTHWELL

Thesis abstract:

There is an abundance of drugs in circulation globally, that people consume for medicinal and or recreational purposes. A percentage of users develop dependency which leads to involvement in criminal justice systems and or rehabilitation needs.
A trend in literature has been identified demonstrating more support for harm minimisation policies compared to that of zero tolerance (Resiak, Mpofu, & Athanasou, 2016). Harm Minimisation approaches adopt alternative measures to punishment in minor personal consumption cases such as; warnings, probation, counselling or diversion to treatment (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2016).
Of particular importance is the effectiveness of harm minimisation programs for people who inject drugs, and how well such programs are designed and delivered at state and local levels (World Health Organisation, 2017b).
This implementation science study aims to determine the reliability and replicability of harm minimisation Needle and Syringe programs provided in community based NSW health settings. More specifically, it will examine qualities of program implementation: fidelity, adaptability, and responsiveness to consumer needs from the perspective of providers and the program consumers themselves.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2016). Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Literature Review. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(1), 3-13. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2016). P0804 Scoping Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Review of the Evidence. 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), United Kingdom: Wiley Online Library. [More Information]

2016

  • Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2016). Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Literature Review. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(1), 3-13. [More Information]
  • Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2016). P0804 Scoping Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Review of the Evidence. 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), United Kingdom: Wiley Online Library. [More Information]

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