Pompidou Group - Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs


In 2008, the Criminal Justice platform identified the subject of “recidivism” as a matter of prime concern. After examination of the national legislation with regard to re-offending and after an exchange of views on existing research in the field, the platform identified a need for data collection and evidence on re-offending as an argument against imprisonment.

The platform has explored the links between crime and drug-use and compared data on “acquisitive” crime, i.e. all crimes feeding the drug habit. The work is still under way.