1st Edition

Drug Courts in Operation
Current Research

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ISBN 9780789016959
Published April 23, 2002 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Examine an innovative strategy for fighting the war on drugs!

Drug Courts in Operation: Current Research provides an in-depth look at an increasingly utilized approach to rehabilitating substance abusers. Drug courts offer their participants a chance to better themselves by providing support and structure to those that do not have it in their life, offering substance abusers a chance to participate in rehabilitation in lieu of incarceration. This insightful book examines the history of drug courts as a principal treatment alternative to incarceration, outlines the risk factors of children living with drug-addicted parents, and introduces a program to help strengthen families.

The book delivers vital information on:

  • introducing programs to help prevent narcotic use by children with drug-addicted parents
  • the need for cultural- and gender-specific treatment plans, especially in the treatment of women and African-American males
  • treatment dosage effects
  • the importance of length of participation to outcomes
  • focus groups designed to help drug court participants with their employment needs
  • predictors of engagement in court-mandated treatment programs
  • how legal coercion of high-risk patients via the threat of incarceration motivates participants to succeed

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Drug Courts in Operation
  • The “Drug Court Strengthening Families” Program
  • Issues of Race and Gender in Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment “Dosage” Effects in Drug Court Programs
  • Employment Issues Among Drug Court Participants
  • Predictors of Engagement in Court-Mandated Treatment: Findings at the Brooklyn Treatment Court, 1996-2000
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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James J. Hennessy, PhD, is Professor and former Chairperson for the Division of Psychological and Educational Services, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University. His publications include Criminal Behavior: A Process Psychology Analysis, Fraud and Fallible Judgment: Varieties of Deception in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Tinder-Box Criminal Aggression: Neuropsychology, Demography, Phenomenology.