ERIC Number: EJ863436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 23
Corrections-Based Drug Treatment Programs and Crime Prevention: An International Approach
Reyes, Cassandra L.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n7 p620-634 2009
The incarceration binge between 1980 and 2000 resulted in a rate of incarceration of 100 to over 500 people per 100,000 (Irwin, 2005). Specifically, from 1980 to 1997, the number of drug offenders increased 1,040% (Petersilia, 2003). Not only is the number of drug offending inmates an issue, so is the cost of drug addiction, prompting a need for an evidence-based evaluation of several international corrections-based substance treatment programs. According to Pollock (2004), drug addiction costs the states' governments approximately $81 billion a year; however, only $3.4 billion is spent on its prevention or treatment--but do these programs work?
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Crime, Prevention, Drug Addiction, Global Approach, Drug Rehabilitation, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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