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Interventions for Drug Users in the Criminal Justice System: Scottish Review

Published: 2011

Malloch, M. (2011), Interventions for Drug Users in the Criminal Justice System, SCCJR Research Report, No.05/2011.

Summary

The purpose of this review was to examine the available research evidence on criminal justice interventions in Scotland in terms of “effectiveness”, (measured by rates of reconviction/reoffending, and reductions in drug use) and costs. The review also recognises the current policy emphasis on “recovery”, which requires a wider acknowledgement of the possible mechanisms for measuring “success” and a wider vision for the process of recovery itself. The review was undertaken between August and November 2010.