Author Craig Jones
Published November 2013
Report Type Affiliated publication
Subject Court processes and delay; Drugs and Drug Courts; Offenders; Sentencing; Socioeconomic factors and crime
Keywords Judicial supervision, drug court, sentencing

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Adult drug courts reduce substance abuse and offending. Yet, much remains unknown about how they achieve these outcomes and for whom they are most effective. This article explores what we know about one aspect of drug courts that has received a considerable amount of scrutiny: the role of the judicial officer.