Why the 'tough on crime' approach won't work to end violence in Winnipeg

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People who sell drugs, people who use drugs and people who participate in gang activity have been blamed for the increase in violence in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2019.

The response from many has been calls for more "tough on crime" approaches and an increase in funding for police. 

When we are talking about significant public investments, though, shouldn't we be asking about how likely this approach is to reduce the harms from drug use and prevent violence? 

Read full article by Marcia Anderson and Michael Redhead Champagne
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