Breaking the crime/drugs cycle: the birth of a new approach?

Barton, A (1999) 'Breaking the crime/drugs cycle: the birth of a new approach?' The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 38 (2). pp. 144-157. ISSN 0265-5527

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2311.00123

Abstract

This article outlines the findings of an evaluation of the Fast‐Track programme currently operating in Plymouth and Torbay. Fast‐Track is a coerced treatment scheme for offenders who are committing property crimes to fund a drug habit. Treatment for offenders revolves around a multi‐agency initiative between criminal justice agencies and the medical profession, which is aimed at breaking the link between crime and drug abuse. The research findings themselves present a picture of a successful programme that enjoys support from all those involved, including the client group. As well as looking at the research findings, the article offers some thoughts on the implications.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2311.00123
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 19:53
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