Publisher description for Drug treatment and criminal justice / James A. Inciardi, editor.

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"The editor of Drug Treatment and Criminal Justice is very well known to students of drug issues as his work has covered almost all aspects of the subject matter. . . . The book adds to the extraordinary series of studies conducted or coordinated by this prolific author." --Vincenzo Ruggiero in British Journal of Criminology A legacy of the "War on Drugs" has been clogging the criminal justice system with drug-involved offenders. As a result, the 1980s and early 1990s witnessed an increase in the availability of drug-treatment programs within the context of criminal justice. But what programs are most effective in dealing with drug-abusing women? What about treatment in jail and detention settings? Is there a correlation between drug abuse among young people and the rise in youth crime? Drug Treatment and Criminal Justice addresses these issues and reveals innovative projects, programs, and advances available to drug offenders. This informative volume presents examples of programs designed for women offenders, discusses therapeutic communities in corrections, provides case-management approaches, and addresses substance abuse and HIV among criminal justice populations. Also included is an exceptionally useful section on the assessment and referral of criminal justice clients. Drug Treatment and Criminal Justice will gain wide readership among students and professionals interested in developing a more humane system of dealing with drug-involved offenders.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Prisoners -- Drug use -- United States.
Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States.
Drug abuse counseling -- United States.
Drug abuse and crime -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.