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ERIC Number: EJ798036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Local Implementation of Drug Policy and Access to Treatment Services for Juveniles
Terry-McElrath, Yvonne M.; McBride, Duane C.
Crime & Delinquency, v50 n1 p60-87 2004
Although there is a vigorous national debate regarding effective drug policy, such policies are implemented at the local level. Using a national sample of prosecutors, we examine reported typical processing for first-time juvenile marijuana, cocaine, or crack possession/sales offenders. The relationship between drug offense charge and adjudication outcomes providing treatment versus a deterrence/punitive approach is explored. Findings indicate that marijuana offenses and possession offenses generally are more likely to result in access to treatment services for juveniles whereas cocaine/crack offenses and sales offenses generally are more likely to result in the application of punitive penalties such as transfer to criminal court. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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