North Carolina researchers surveyed 350 North Carolina law enforcement officers about their experiences with needle-stick injuries (NSI), their perception of the risk of infection of HIV or hepatitis from a NSI, and their attitudes toward decriminalization of syringe exchange and distribution programs. Survey results showed that law enforcement officers had a high degree of concern about NSI and the possibility of acquiring a blood borne illness, and that a majority (63%) agreed that syringe decriminalization would be good for the community.
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Attitudes of North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Toward Syringe Decriminalization
A study of law enforcement officials's attitudes toward syringe exchange programs in North Carolina.