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Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system

Author: Rebecca Tiger
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2013.
Series: Alternative criminology series.
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"The number of people incarcerated in the U.S. now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25% of people incarcerated in jails and prisons are there for drug offenses. Judging Addicts examines this increased criminalization of drugs and the medicalization of addiction in the U.S. by focusing on drug courts, where defendants are sent to drug treatment instead of prison.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Tiger
ISBN: 9780814784068 0814784062 9780814784075 0814784070 9780814759417 0814759416 9780814785966 0814785964
OCLC Number: 780483669
Description: x, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Both bad and sick --
Criminalizing deviance : reconciling the punitive and rehabilitative --
"The right thing to do for the right reasons" : the institutional context for the emergence of drug courts --
"Enlightened coercion" : making coercion work --
"Force is the best medicine" : addiction, recovery, and coercion --
"Now that we know the medicine works" : expanding the drug court model.
Series Title: Alternative criminology series.
Responsibility: Rebecca Tiger.

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"Tiger's history and analysis of drug courts are very interesting."-California Lawyer "[Judging Addicts] is interesting and well written, and perhaps its greatest strength lies in the way in which Read more...

 
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