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Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Deborah Koetzle and Shelley Johnson Listwan, editors
Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System
ISBN: 978-1-62637-697-7
$69.95
Forthcoming May 2018/215 pages

DESCRIPTION

Drug courts—a rare success story in the criminal justice system—are generally credited with reducing recidivism and providing a lower-cost alternative to incarceration. They have also spawned the development of other specialty courts. The authors of Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System provide a comprehensive analysis of just how drug courts work, systematically examining the model and exploring its broader significance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deborah Koetzle is associate professor in the Department of Public Management and executive officer of the doctoral program in criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Shelley Johnson Listwan is associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

CONTENTS

  • The Drug Court Movement—the Editors.
  • The Development and Evolution of Drug Courts—B. Lovins and E.J. Latessa.
  • The Theoretical Foundations of Drug Courts—S. Senjo.
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations—S. Leben, D. Rottman, and P. Casey.
  • Juvenile Drug Courts—C. Sullivan, L. Blair, J. Lux, and C. Sullivan.
  • The Impact of the Judge—D. Marlowe.
  • The Drug Court Team—J. Van Wormer and F. Lutze.
  • The Importance of Evidence-Based Treatment—S.J. Listwan, A. LaCourse, and N. Jaeger.
  • Implementation and Evaluation Challenges—W. Guastaferro and L. Lutgen.
  • The Effectiveness of the Drug Court Model—D. Koetzle and E. Harbinson.
  • Where Do We Go From Here?—F. Taxman, D. Rudes, S. Belenko, M. Hiller, D. Young, and M. Perdoni.