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MAKING DRUG COURTS MORE EFFECTIVE AND MORE COST-EFFECTIVE
Latest in an impressively coherent and persistent series of studies of how US courts specialising in supervision and treatment of drug-related offenders can do more to reduce drug use and crime and conserve resources. Triaging offenders to more or less intensive programmes and then adjusting based on actual progress made significant differences.
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Posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:09
ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWNS MAKE DRUG MARKETS MORE VIOLENT
Finding that more drug enforcement has generally been linked to more drug-related violence, this updated review suggest that crackdowns which fail to suppress an illicit drug market may simply make it more violent, raising the overall level of violence where such markets are widespread and endemic. Just how this might have happened in the reviewed studies - and whether maybe it was more violence which led to more…Continue
Posted on March 31, 2011 at 11:29