On Coercion

Stevens, Alex and McSweeney, Tim and van Ooyen, Marianne and Uchtenhagen, Ambros (2005) On Coercion. International Journal of Drug Policy, 16 (4). pp. 203-206. ISSN 0955-3959. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Coercion is controversial. The idea of using the legal system to get drug users into treatment tends to polarise debate between those who present it as a solution to drug-related crime, and others who see it as an abuse of human rights and of the relationship between client and therapist. Protagonists in this debate tend to talk past each other, with their different emphases on crime and civil liberties. In this editorial, we attempt to test these arguments, in the hope of moving the debate beyond mutual incomprehension. Our discussion builds on work we have done for the QCT Europe project, a six-country study of the use of quasi-compulsory treatment for drug-dependent offenders (see www.kent.ac.uk/eiss/projects/qct-europe/).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > European Institute for Social Services (RAE)
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:36
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 10:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/940 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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