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Drug testing and court review hearings: uses and limitations

McSweeney, Tim and Stevens, A. and Hunt, N. and Turnbull, Paul J. (2008) Drug testing and court review hearings: uses and limitations. Probation Journal 55 (1), pp. 39-53. ISSN 0264-5505.

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The ability of the UK criminal justice system to divert drug-dependent offenders into treatment has been enhanced during recent years. Despite the rapid expansion of such coercive measures, research findings to date are equivocal about their impact. This article draws on qualitative data from in-depth interviews with professionals and those mandated to treatment by the courts to assess the uses and limitations of two defining features of court-ordered drug treatment in Britain and elsewhere — drug testing and court review hearings — as a means of promoting and monitoring compliance with the conditions of these disposals.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): compliance, court review hearings, drug treatment, DTTO, testing
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21

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