Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
First Committee Member
Deborah K. Shaffer, Chair
Second Committee Member
Jane F. Gauthier
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
Research studies have identified gender differences in the drug abusing patterns and treatment needs of men and women. Even so, studies on the drug court model have not assessed drug court effectiveness across sex. Using secondary data collected from the Ada County Drug Court, the recidivism rates of drug court participants (n=259) and probationers (n=235) were analyzed. Drug court participants were found to be less likely to recidivate compared to probationers, which supports previous research on drug court effectiveness. Regression analyses failed to find an interaction between group membership and sex, thereby indicating that the effect of the drug court did not differ across sex. These findings suggest that, despite differences in drug abuse patterns, the treatment needs of both men and women were being addressed in the drug court.
Ada County Drug Court; Drug abuse treatment; Drug courts; Idaho; Recidivism; Sex differences
Courts | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Sociology
Dandan, Doria Nour, "Sex, drug courts, and recidivism" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 345.