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Early Drug Courts: Case Studies in Judicial Innovation

by Terry C SAGE Publications, Inc
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A natural companion to the recently published Drug Control and the Courts (SAGE 1996), this accessible volume focuses on five case studies in judicial innovation - the dedicated drug treatment courts in Miami, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Portland and Phoenix. Each case is presented in a chapter written by a local expert to describe and evaluate five prime examples of dedicated drug treatment courts. These chapters are written to a common outline and each discuss the following points: community demographics; structural organization of the court; court caseloads, including drug cases; successes and failures of initial goals and objectives and subsequent adaptations; and measures of long-term successes and failures (recidivism and successful completion of treatment programmes).

Judicial Change and Dedicated Treatment Courts - W Clinton Terry III Case Studies in Innovation The Origin of the Treatment Drug Court in Miami - John S Goldkamp From 'Treatment' to 'Justice' in Oakland, California - Brooke Bedrick and Jerome H Skolnick

I am an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Policy and Management at Florida International University. I received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was a DAAD Fellow at the University of Goettingen in Goettingen, Germany. I have taught criminology and criminal justice at the California State University at Fresno, the University of Florida, and at Florida International University. My interests are in criminology/criminal justice.A My career began with police studies, particularly within the broader area of police organization and behavior as a reflection of broader socio--economic and historical trends. I have also done extensive work in the area of court specialization, specifically within the area of drug courts.