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Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system

Author: Rebecca Tiger
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2016.
Series: Alternative criminology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Tiger
ISBN: 9780814759417 0814759416
OCLC Number: 967258499
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Series Title: 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.

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