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Specialized Drug Court Participation Across Offender Subtypes

Abstract Over the last few decades, specialized courts have received an increasing amount of research attention. The existing literature mostly supports drug courts and demonstrates their effectiveness in reducing recidivism and substance abuse, more generally (Belenko, 1998; Bouffard & Richardson, 2007; Gottfredson, Najaka, & Kearley, 2003). Whether the drug court model “works” across offender subgroups remains an open empirical question. The current study uses data originally collected by Rossman and colleagues (2003-2009) for the Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE) to examine the effect of drug court participation on recidivism among unique offender subgroups. First, a context-specific risk score is used to examine recidivism o... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Fordyce, Shayla Marie (Author) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Advisor) / Sweeten, Gary (Committee member) / Yan, Shi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Drug court / Risk assessment / Specialized Courts
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 60 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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