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ERIC Number: EJ852936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Combating Methamphetamine Use in the Community: The Efficacy of the Drug Court Model
Listwan, Shelley Johnson; Shaffer, Deborah Koetzle; Hartman, Jennifer L.
Crime & Delinquency, v55 n4 p627-644 2009
Methamphetamine use was historically a problem facing Western states; however, in recent years it has methodically spread throughout the nation. Methamphetamine use impacts communities, families, and the criminal justice system in a variety of ways. As such, many jurisdictions are developing policies to reduce the sale and consumption of this drug as well as increase penalties for its use. The question of whether methamphetamine users can be safely and effectively treated in the community is unresolved. This study explores whether community-based drug courts are a reasonable option for treating this population. Results of the study indicate that drug of choice does not influence outcome in a drug court setting. Policy implications are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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