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Co-operation in Drug Treatment Services: Views of Offenders on Court Orders in Scotland

Citation
Eley S, Beaton K & McIvor G (2005) Co-operation in Drug Treatment Services: Views of Offenders on Court Orders in Scotland. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44 (4), pp. 400-410. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2005.00384.x

Abstract
Accessing client perspectives about cooperation in substance misuse treatment offers important information to enhance services and improve drop-out rates. This article reports upon qualitative data from a localized study of service needs of offenders in Scotland who were undertaking community-based court orders. The views of 27 men and 2 women on their current and recent treatment offers rich insights into factors influencing their cooperation in treatment. In contradiction to the voluntaristic ideology of treatment services, their voices identify the criminal justice system as offering strong support in the completion of treatment programmes.

Keywords
drug users; drug treatment; cooperation; court-mandated treatment; Drug abuse Scotland; Drug courts; Drug control Great Britain

Journal
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice: Volume 44, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Eley, Susan; Beaton, Kathlene; McIvor, Gill
Publication date30/09/2005
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1987
PublisherBlackwell Publishing / The Howard League for Penal Reform
ISSN0265-5527
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