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Drug and Other Specialty Courts

Ojmarrh Mitchell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure; Theories of Crime. 12296 words.

This article presents an overview of drug and other specialty courts. Section I defines specialty courts and traces their growth in number and types. It also explores the factors that...

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Identifying, Treating, and Reducing Risk for Offenders with Mental Illness

Jennifer L. Skeem and Jillian K. Peterson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure; Crime Prevention. 9933 words.

This article provides a vivid description of how persons with mental illness continually find themselves involved in the corrections system. It first explains how their unique needs are...

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Restorative Justice as Evidence-Based Sentencing

Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Corrections; Courts and Procedure. 13617 words.

This article takes a look at the conclusions from twenty years of restorative justice (RJ) innovations and their status as of 2011. The discussion is primarily concerned with the...

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Searching for Sasquatch: Deterrence of Crime Through Sentence Severity

Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Courts and Procedure. 10032 words.

This article considers the deterrence perspective, specifically the marginal deterrent impact of increased sentence severity. It introduces the “deterrence through severity” (DTS) thesis,...

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