Criminal Enforcement Roadmap

Criminal Enforcement Roadmap

A booklet and poster that identify potential enforcement roadblocks

A concern frequently voiced by tobacco control advocates is that existing tobacco control laws are not properly enforced. The best way to increase enforcement of tobacco laws is to eliminate barriers that may be impeding active local enforcement; but without an overall sense of how enforcement is designed to occur, ways around the barriers may be difficult to find.

We have created a series of three enforcement roadmaps to help tobacco control advocates identify potential enforcement roadblocks and see the context in which these barriers exist. The three different enforcement pathways are criminal enforcement, civil enforcement, and administrative enforcement. This booklet includes a narrative description, which explain the process and suggest potential solutions to overcome criminal enforcement roadblocks.

Also available is a flowchart of the roadmap, illustrating the process involved in criminal enforcement, in poster format.