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Pub. Type Report
Title Optimization of Legal Supervision for Chronic Addict Offenders, Final Report
Author(s) Anglin, M. Douglas
Deschenes, Elizabeth P.
Speckart, George
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Pub. Date Dec 1988
Abstract The data consisted of information obtained from the criminal justice system and from personal interviews covering narcotics use, employment, criminal behavior, methadone treatment, and legal supervision. The final report summarizes the project outcome which includes four presentations, two published papers, eight papers submitted to various journals, one paper submitted to an edited book, and one paper published as a National Institute of Justice Research in Brief. The subjects of these papers include the efficacy of civil commitment in treating narcotics addiction, the pre-treatment characteristics of legally coerced versus voluntary methadone maintenance admissions, and conditional factors related to legal supervision and treatment. Other papers review criminal careers and the social and economic costs of narcotics addiction, the effects of legal supervision on narcotic use and criminal behavior, the differential effectiveness of legal supervision on narcotic use and criminal behavior, and ethnic and gender differences in legal supervision effectiveness. The longitudinal impact of legal supervision of patterns of alcohol use by narcotic addicts are also investigated. source
Issue/No. NCJ 126035
Producer United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Place of Production Washington, DC

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