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Community-panel drug courts in Woodbury County, Iowa

Community-panel drug courts in Woodbury County, Iowa

Vick, Dwight, author

Beginning in Miami, Florida, drug courts spread quickly throughout local communities as a rehabilitative alternative to incarceration for nonviolent, drug- and alcohol-related offenses. Drug courts' theoretical foundation remained consistent as each program responded to their community's intoxicant-related offenses and existing organizational structures. Leaders in Woodbury County, Iowa, faced the same challenges when they decided to create its program. Mixed-methods research approaches were used to evaluate the program within the confines of five theories that underpin drug courts. This case study outlines the project, its ethical situation, and a cost-benefit summary. The research project showed that the project has been successful and resulted in changes within Iowa's drug court policies

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: SAGE, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Dwight Vick
ISBN: 1473951097, 9781473951099
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 10, 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Series: SAGE research methods. Cases
Subject: Drug courts Iowa Evaluation Case studies.; Mixed methods research Case studies.
Series Title: SAGE research methods. Cases.