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Twisting arms or a helping hand? Assessing the impact of ‘coerced’ and comparable ‘voluntary’ drug treatment options

McSweeney, Tim, Stevens, Alex, Hunt, Neil, Turnbull, Paul J. (2007) Twisting arms or a helping hand? Assessing the impact of ‘coerced’ and comparable ‘voluntary’ drug treatment options. British Journal of Criminology, 47 (3). pp. 470-490. ISSN 0007-0955. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azl087) (KAR id:29876)

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Abstract

Despite the rapid expansion of options to coerce drug-dependent offenders into

government’s ‘Tough Choices’ agenda - research findings to date are equivocal about

study on this issue. The results – at both national and international levels - reveal that

and offending behaviours, and improvements in other areas of social functioning.

reported similar reductions and improvements. The implications of these findings are

discussed in the context of recent policy developments.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjc/azl087
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > European Institute for Social Services (RAE)
Depositing User: Alex Stevens
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 15:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29876 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevens, Alex: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4878-3871
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