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Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Literature Review

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dc.contributor.author Resiak, Danielle
dc.contributor.author Mpofu, Elias
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-06T07:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-06T07:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1936-1351
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1832
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This scoping review sought to map the emerging evidence on use of harm minimization drug treatment programs in criminal justice settings. A search of various data bases including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Medline, ProQuest, SAGE Premier, Scopus, Taylor & Francis Online, and Web of Science yielded eight studies that met inclusion criteria. The available evidence suggests increasing adoption of harm minimization policy oriented programs by countries around the world. Specific programs adopted include needle and syringe exchange, methadone maintenance, buprenorphine maintenance and treatment in lieu of incarceration. Each of these programs has evidence to support their effectiveness in relation to individual harm reduction, disease reduction, increase treatment retention and reduced criminality. This article considers implications of the adoption of harm minimization policies by criminal justice systems. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer US: American Journal of Criminal Justice en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 41;Issue 1
dc.subject Drug treatment policy en_US
dc.subject Harmminimization en_US
dc.subject Zero tolerance en_US
dc.subject Criminal justice system en_US
dc.title Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Literature Review en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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