THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING DRUG TREATMENT INTO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS
- Drug treatment in the criminal justice system. Falkin, Gregory P.; Prendergast, Michael // Federal Probation;Sep94, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p31
Discusses the state-of-the-art in treating drug-abusing offenders. Focus of needs assessment, treatment program effectiveness and developments in delivery of services; Treatment needs of drug-involved offenders at all stages of the criminal justice process.
- Should Congress Pass Legislation to Lower Federal Sentences for Crack Cocaine Offenders? // Congressional Digest;Jan2003, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p12
Presents arguments on whether the U.S. Congress should pass legislation to lower federal sentences for crack cocaine offenders. Inclusion of a debate about racial bias in the criminal justice system; Research showing that crack is an extremely dangerous substance for many reasons; National Drug...
- Ensuring safety, implementation and scientific integrity of clinical trials: lessons from the Criminal Justice—Drug Abuse Treatment Studies Data and Safety Monitoring Board. Chandler, Redonna K.; Dennis, Michael L.; El-Bassel, Nabila; Schwartz, Robert P.; Field, Gary // Journal of Experimental Criminology;Sep2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p323
Data and safety monitoring boards (DSMBs) provide independent oversight to bio-medical clinical trials, ensuring safe and ethical treatment of research participants, data quality, and credibility of study findings. Recently, the type of research monitored by DSMBs has been expanded to include...
- Reorganizing Care for the Substance Using Offender--The Case for Collaboration. Delany, Peter J.; Fletcher, Bennett W.; Shields, Joseph J. // Federal Probation;Sep2003, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p64
Discusses the advantages of collaborative structures to organize drug treatment and criminal justice services in the U.S. Background on the significance of structured behavioral and multi-modal treatment approaches; Nature of drug addiction; Factors that led to a crisis in public health, public...
- Incarceration won't solve drug problem. Scheer, Robert // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;05/17/99, Vol. 28 Issue 47, p22
Argues against the imposition of harsh prison sentences on persons charged with drug possession or drug abuse in the United States. Consequences of the US' irrationally designed anti-drug policy; Unfair policing of the black community as a result of a distorted drugs crackdown; Need to shift...
- Gender and justice: Women, drugs and sentencing policy. Hicks, Chester // Spectrum: Journal of State Government;Winter2000, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p21
Focuses on the impact of drug offenses and sentencing policy on women in the United States. Increase in the number of imprisoned women; Variation among states in law enforcement priorities and use of discretion within the criminal justice system; Implications of low-income for incarceration...
- Priorities Wrong? Reske, Henry J. // ABA Journal;Apr93, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p33
Presents the highlights of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section's report on the state of criminal justice in the U.S. Criminal justice system's focus on drug offenses, rather than on violent crime; Findings from 1986 to 1991.
- Drugs, Crime and Corrections in 2002. Weinman, Beth // Corrections Today;Aug2002, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p8
Comments on U.S. drug policy which recognizes the role of the criminal justice system to interrupt the drug and crime cycle. Targets of other national drug policy; Information on drug courts; Development of safer prison environments through drug interdiction, treatment and staff training.
- Violence Decreasing, but Drug Use Remains High. // USA Today Magazine;Dec99, Vol. 128 Issue 2655, p7
Discusses the report released by the American Bar Association regarding several social issues and problems in the United States in 1999. Level of drug arrests and incarceration rates; Improvement on the state of criminal justice; Decline in homicide rates; Estimated number of regular drug...