How do drug courts work?
Roman, John, 1969-
American Society of Criminology. Conference (2009 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center
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Abstract: NIJ's Multi-Site Evaluation of Adult Drug Courts will report on a mediation analysis to empirically test theoretical pathways to desistance. The analysis considers the theoretical mechanisms through which drug court practices are meant to impact outcomes and how such pathways can be operationalized. A path model is proposed that delineates how drug-court practices affect modifications in behaviors and attitudes, and how these changes affect outcomes. Proposed mediators include changes in: perceived risk and reward (deterrence), perceived legitimacy, and motivation to alter one's behavior. The analysis will suggest the pathways that are most crucial to desistance and the most effective drug-court components that impact these pathways.
Drug courts--United States
Drug courts--United States--Evaluation
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