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Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations: A research-based guide

Fletcher, B.W. and Chandler, R.K. – 2012

A guide to treatment principles and research findings for criminal justice and treatment professionals who work with drug abusing offenders. Begins with an outline of 13 key principles to consider. Provides an overview of the connection between drug abuse and crime. Answers a series of frequently asked questions about drug abuse treatment and the criminal justice population. Notes special treatment considerations for female and juvenile offenders, such as providing child care services for women and recognizing histories of maltreatment and parental substance abuse among young offenders. Includes resources for further information.