|About the book|
Under the New Labour government, breaking the apparent link between drug use and crime became one of the main aims of drug policy. A wide range of initiatives to tackle drug-related crime were introduced under the auspices of the Drug Interventions Programme and criminal justice agencies became key players in channelling drug users into treatment.
This book focuses on the range of drug interventions now available at all stages in the criminal justice process that have been put in place to reduce drug-related offending. It comprises of a series of eight chapters from eleven authors who were all actively engaged in researching these new initiatives from criminological and criminal justice perspectives. Each chapter brings together theory, policy and research (including the author's own research) to provide a thorough review and analysis of the operation, impact and effectiveness of one or more drug interventions. A further chapter is dedicated to researching drug interventions in criminal justice. The book also contains a further resources section.
Drug Interventions in Criminal Justice is a key text for students and academics in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, social policy and social work, health and social care, and addiction studies. It is essential reading for professionals and policy-makers working in for drug sector and criminal justice organisations.
Contributors: Anthea Hucklesby, Stuart Lister, George Mair, Gill McIvor, Matthew Millings, Ian Paylor, Layla Skinns, Alex Stevens, Paul Turnbull, Alison Wilson, and Emma Wincup.
|About the authors|
Anthea Hucklesby is Reader in Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests focus on the criminal justice process and the treatment of defendants/offenders within it.
Emma Wincup is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Her research explores the relationship between crime and social exclusion and the intersections between criminal justice and social policy.
|Table of contents|
Researching drug interventions in criminal justice
Policing problem drug users
Drug Interventions Programme: neither success nor failure?
Arrest referral and drug testing
Drug interventions in the remand process
Drug courts: lessons from the UK and beyond
Treatment sentences for drug users: contexts, mechanisms and outcomes
Drug Interventions in prisons
Drug interventions in criminal justice: guide to further resources